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Comic strips

My mum and dad gave me a lot of Marvel films for christmas, in response to me saying that I wanted to find something new to get into. I keep intending to bung them in my dvd drive and start watching. I was about to do so a few days ago, but I thought I'd do some Googling first. What I found was intriguing: a plethora of new characters and narratives, captured not in good old prose or film, but in a visual language I'd never considered before. Like most people, I suppose, I'd always dismissed comics/graphic novels as being for children; but if you think about it, it's an artform unto itself - a completely unique way of telling stories. The images are static, yet combine to form a narrative. The images incorporate text, but text is only one component of the form. Thus comic strip exist somewhere between prose and film. My initial searches were only cursory, but what I wonder now is, is there any kind of theory or analysis associated with this artform, as there is with literature and film? Just how seriously can one take it?

Comments

Don't ponder the credibility of the art form. Just go read;

Maus

Watchmen

and

The Preacher

just stop hypothesising and go watch the films and read the above.

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