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Comics and Narration
This book is the follow-up to Thierry Groensteen's ground-breaking "The System of Comics," in which the leading French-language comics theorist set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential ...more
Hardcover, 205 pages
Published February 18th 2013 by University Press of Mississippi
(first published September 2011)
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This is a significant follow up to The System of Comics, and overall, a much more readable translation (by Ann Miller). The core of this book resides in its inner chapters, 2-7. However, there are parts that read more tentative, less informed, or almost tangential to the narratological emphasis of the book. These include the sections on manga, on digital/online comics, and, to a lesser degree, on abstract comics (the first chapter). The last chapter, on comics and contemporary art, isn't near as ...more