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The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Joe Sutliff Sanders (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hergé, the creator of Tintin, is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of comics. His style popularized what has become known as the “clear line” in cartooning, but these ... More


<i>Alph-Art</i>, B-Movies, Cast Corpses: Death-by-Sculpture and Hergé’s Middle Ground

Vanessa Meikle Schulman

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter works through anxieties of representation and authenticity as represented in Hergé’s final work, the incomplete and posthumously published Tintin and Alph-Art (1986). This essay places ... More


Tintin and the Interruptions of Congolese Comics

Nancy Rose Hunt

in Images and Empires: Visuality in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520229488
eISBN:
9780520927292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520229488.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the depiction of Congolese people in comics, focusing on Tintin au Congo by Georges Rémi. It suggests that Tintin au Congo is notorious for its depiction of animal slaughter and ... More


Identity, Authority and Imagination

Owen Dudley Edwards

in British Children's Fiction in the Second World War

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616510
eISBN:
9780748653621
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter considers what the early twentieth-century writers told the children the war had done to them, and looks at the interest of the children in the USA after the war, which was something the ... More


“400-Pound Gorilla”

Joseph McBride

in Steven Spielberg: A Biography, Second Edition

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604738360
eISBN:
9781604738377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604738360.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter describes the controversy over the film Munich; attacks against Spielberg for his alleged deleterious cultural and economic influence on the world of filmmaking; the first academic ... More


Introduction

Joe Sutliff Sanders

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Although Hergé is most famous for crystalizing and popularizing the “clear line” art style, the lines of his life and work are anything but clear. His lifelong gratitude to the Boy Scouts for their ... More


Signifying Nothing: Tintin in Tibet

Jim Casey

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

The chapter considers Hergé’s struggles to represent absence. These struggles come to the fore in the characters’ arguments over whether the Tibetan yeti can be real as well as in Hergé’s own longing ... More


Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives: Narrative Virtualities in

Benjamim Picado and Jônathas Miranda de Araújo

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter fuses ideas from Roland Barthes and Thierry Groensteen to examine the use of moments of mundanity between turning points in a story. Its insights have implications for the construction ... More


The Shape of the Jewel: Polyphony, Polyrhythms, and Musical Structure in

Andrei Molotiu

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter takes Hergé’s most celebrated volume and considers it through terms borrowed from the study of music. By using theoretical structures previously applied to, for example, Mozart, the ... More


Continuing Clear Line 1983–2013

Matthew Screech

in The Comics of Hergé: When the Lines Are Not So Clear

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781496807267
eISBN:
9781496807304
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This essay reconsiders the fundamental theorization of clear line provided decades ago by Bruno Lecigne, ranging across examples from Hergé’s contemporaries to artists working today. The chapter ... More


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