Archives par mot-clé : comics studies

Parution : Comics of the New Europe. Reflections and Intersections

Edited by Martha Kuhlman and José Alaniz, Leuven University Press, 2020

A new generation of European cartoonists

Bringing together the work of an array of North American and European scholars, this collection highlights a previously unexamined area within global comics studies. It analyses comics from countries formerly behind the Iron Curtain like East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, and Ukraine, given their shared history of WWII and Communism. In addition to situating these graphic narratives in their national and subnational contexts, Comics of the New Europe pays particular attention to transnational connections along the common themes of nostalgia, memoir, and life under Communism. The essays offer insights into a new generation of European cartoonists that looks forward, inspired and informed by traditions from Franco-Belgian and American comics, and back, as they use the medium of comics to reexamine and reevaluate not only their national pasts and respective comics traditions but also their own post-1989 identities and experiences. Continuer la lecture de Parution : Comics of the New Europe. Reflections and Intersections

Parution : Producing Mass Entertainment. The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid

Christina Meyer, Producing Mass Entertainment. The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid, The Ohio State University Press, 2019

Emerging mass culture in nineteenth-century America was in no small way influenced by the Yellow Kid, one of the first popular, serial comic figures circulating Sunday supplements. Though comics existed before, it was through the growing popularity of full-color illustrations printed in such city papers as Inter Ocean (Chicago) and the World (New York) and the implementation of regular, weekly publications of the extra sections that comics became a mass-produced, mass-distributed staple of American consumerism. It was against this backdrop that one of the first popular, serial comic figures was born: the Yellow Kid.

Producing Mass Entertainment: The Serial Life of the Yellow Kid offers a new take on the emergence of the Yellow Kid comic figure, looking closely at the mass appeal and proliferation of the Yellow Kid across different media. Christina Meyer identifies the aesthetic principles of newspaper comics and examines the social agents—advertising agencies, toy manufacturers, actors, retailers, and more—responsible for the Yellow Kid’s successful career. In unraveling the history of comic characters in capitalist consumer culture, Meyer offers new insights into the creation and dissemination of cultural products, reflecting on modern artistic and merchandising phenomena.

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Parution: Rebuilding Story Worlds The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters, Jan Baetens

Rebuilding Story Worlds

The Obscure Cities by Schuiten and Peeters

by Jan Baetens

 

About This Book

A collaboration between Belgian artist François Schuiten and French writer Benoît Peeters, The Obscure Cities is one of the few comics series to achieve massive popularity while remaining highly experimental in form and content. Set in a parallel world, full of architecturally distinctive city-states, The Obscure Cities also represents one of the most impressive pieces of world-building in any form of literature.
 
Rebuilding Story Worlds offers the first full-length study of this seminal series, exploring both the artistic traditions from which it emerges and the innovative ways it plays with genre, gender, and urban space. Comics scholar Jan Baetens examines how Schuiten’s work as an architectural designer informs the series’ concerns with the preservation of historic buildings. He also includes an original interview with Peeters, which reveals how poststructuralist critical theory influenced their construction of a rhizomatic fictional world, one which has made space for fan contributions through the Alta Plana website.
 
Synthesizing cutting-edge approaches from both literary and visual studies, Rebuilding Story Worlds will give readers a new appreciation for both the aesthetic ingenuity of The Obscure Cities and its nuanced conception of politics.

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Parution : Julius Corentin Acquefacques

Dany RASEMONT, Julius Corentin Acquefacques, par-delà la bande et le dessin, réédition augmentée,

Louvain-La-Neuve, Academia/L’Harmattan, 2016, 112 p., coll. « Texte-Image, n°1 ».
Bande dessinée particulièrement déroutante, Julius Corentin Acquefacques de Marc-Antoine Mathieu invite le lecteur curieux dans un labyrinthe aux contours absurdes, surréalistes et humoristiques à la fois. L’œuvre suscite et parfois implique la relecture en un mouvement circulaire tendant à absorber toute référence rationnelle. Mais, comme souvent, l’absurdité a ses raisons et sous l’apparente perte de repères, des lignes de force subsistent qui, mises au jour, invitent à une nouvelle relecture…

Parution : Statut culturel de la BD

 Le statut culturel de la bande dessinée. Ambiguïtés et évolutions/The Cultural Standing of Comics. Ambiguities and changes,

Maaheen AHMED, DELNESTE Stéphanie et TILLEUIL Jean-Louis (dir.),

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Louvain-la-Neuve, Academia/L’Harmattan, 2016, 277 p., coll. « Texte-Image, n°8 ».
En ce temps de crise des légitimités culturelles, il est pour le moins pertinent de faire le point sur les statuts des productions qui en sont l’objet. Et ce, quelle que soit leur position au sein du marché concerné, jusqu’il y a peu dominante ou, inversement, dominée. Se focaliser sur la bande dessinée parmi ces productions s’avère particulièrement de circonstance, pour peu que l’on tienne compte de la critique qui lui est faite.

Appel: Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman

Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman

Traduction du Roman de Frederic Tuten
Traduction du Roman de Frederic Tuten

D’une part, il existe des études sur la poésie influencée par la peinture ou sur le roman influencé par le cinéma; d’autre part, il existe des études sur les réalisateurs et films influencés par les “comics” (e.g. Resnais, les 300 de Miller/Snyder, ….) et sur la peinture utilisant les comics (e.g. Andy Warhol). Cependant, il n’y a rien ou presque sur le roman influencé par la BD ou les “comics”.

Y a-t-il des romans informés par la BD ? Continuer la lecture de Appel: Le roman graphiqué: des influences de la BD sur le roman