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Understanding Comics

Representations in comics are among the more fun ways of expressing one’s thoughts about certain subjects. However, there are several concerns that need to be considered when thinking of representations. First, a writer or cartoonist has to decide on what theme would the comic delve with. This will basically affect all of the other things needed to be considered. As Scott McCloud discussed, the profitability of the material should also be seriously thought of otherwise the comic will not succeed....

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Comics Mccloud

Nguyen The Invisible Art Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, by Scott McCloud, is a book composed in comic book form that explains the importance of comic books, and how they are written and why they are written the way they are. Right off the bat, McCloud relates to the reader by explaining the world of comic books through the actual art form. Through this art form, the reader will feel a sense of closure to the topics because the reader is experiencing the world of comics first-handedly. McCloud...

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graphic novel

understand that the terms “comics” and “graphic novels” describe a medium rather than a genre. The difference is that a genre is a type of story, with certain rules that it must follow in order to fit into that genre. “Westerns,” “mysteries,” “romances” are examples of genre. A medium is a form of expression like movies, novels or poetry. Essentially, a medium is just a blank slate with no rules governing what it can be used to do. Until recently (the last 10-20 years), comics in North America were...

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Manga and Comics

Manga and Comics: Knowing the Difference While the term manga means ‘comic’, there are many significant differences and similarities between Western graphic novels (comics) and Eastern graphic novels (manga) that make them different despite the fact they are told through the same medium. Panels in manga are more traditionally in black and white, compared to comic books where they use color. Comics have more of a slower read, whereas manga is more of a fast paced read due to the low...

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Rage Comic: Meme Analysis

Johnson Meme Analysis: Rage Comics Many people may always say a picture is worth a thousand words; well the information held within the rage comics represents much more and exemplifies the perfect example of this saying. The Rage comic meme is about a series of comics that can be made by anyone using the common rages faces, which are also memes. These comics are web-based and usually describe real life scenarios from the rage comic creator. The first amateur Rage Comic originated in 2007 on an image...

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Comic Books Effects on Children

ask which media outlet I’m talking about and that is comic books. Comic books have always received flak when it came to how influential they are to children, with scenes of graphic violence, criminal acts of mischief, and over-bearing sexual exploits. Many parents, schools, and communities have also noticed some of the crazy things that go on in comic books and have banded together to try and ban them because they are in fear that these comic books are poisoning our children’s minds to make them...

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Youth in Comics

Rebelling Against Conformities in Comics Amongst Young Characters Graphic novels and comics have always portrayed childhood rebelling against the conformities of society. These comics make the reader wonder about societies standards and if we’re being trapped to think and act how the media and pop-culture wants us to. Two works that display characters rebelling and question the norms of society are Calvin and Hobbes and Ghost World. Both these comics exemplify young characters who are themselves...

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Creating Comic Books Speech

Creating comic books 2/21/13 General Purpose:To Inform Specific Purpose: To inform my audience of the creative process of creating a comic book. Central Idea: I will inform you all of the artistic process of creating a comic book: Penciling, Inking, and Coloring as well as examples of Artists who break these rules. Introduction A. According to The Comics Chronicles, the North American Comics Industry made an estimated 715 million dollars last year. From sales of print comic book, graphic...

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Perception about Comics

development presents a marked difference from the way American comics have been perceived. (although this perception has changed since the mid-1980s.) The komiks were intended for adults, but they were still considered as a low form of literature. Francisco Conching, Mars Ravelos, Alfredo Alcala and Nestor Redondo have yet to be recognized as “artists” by the mainstream critics. Interestingly enough, the komiks influenced by manga(Japanese Comics) and anime (Japanese Anime), are mostly being read by young...

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History Of Comic Books

History of the Comic Books Student Institution History of Comic Books A comic book is a narrative presented in a sequence containing words and pictures. They are sophisticated art form that both feeds off and creates cultural formulas and historical constructs. We shall outline the history in a chronological order as below. The Pioneer (1500-1828) Many people may perceive that European broadsheets of sixteen century and satirical magazine of 1780s as the precursors of comic books but true...

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