ISBN-10:
1578064147
ISBN-13:
9781578064144
Pub. Date:
01/15/2002
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
The Language of Comics: Word and Image / Edition 1

The Language of Comics: Word and Image / Edition 1

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ISBN-13: 9781578064144
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 01/15/2002
Series: Studies in Popular Culture Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Robin Varnum, an instructor of English at the American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, has been published in Writing on the Edge, Journal of Advanced Composition, Harvard Library Bulletin, and Rhetoric Society Quarterly.

Christina T. Gibbons, an independent scholar living in Brattleboro, Vermont, has been published in Journal of Regional Cultures.

Table of Contents

Introductionix
The Voices of Silence: Willette, Steinlen and the Introduction of the Silent Strip in the Chat Noir, with a German Coda3
Pictures Speak in Comics without Words: Pictorial Principles in the Work of Milt Gross, Hendrik Dorgathen, Eric Drooker, and Peter Kuper19
If He Catches You, You're Through: Coyotes and Visual Ethos40
The Yellow Kid and the Comic Page60
Comedy at the Juncture of Word and Image: The Emergence of the Modern Magazine Gag Cartoon Reveals the Vital Blend75
Disturbing Comics: The Disjunction of Word and Image in the Comics of Andrzej Mleczko, Ben Katchor, R. Crumb, and Art Spiegelman97
"And Suit the Action to the Word": How a Comics Panel Can Speak Shakespeare123
Revealing Traces: A New Theory of Graphic Enunciation145
The Comic Book's Soundtrack: Visual Sound Effects in Asterix156
The Comics of Chris Ware: Text, Image, and Visual Narrative Strategies174
Notes199
Works Cited205
Contributors213
Index215

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