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Johnson, Michael: "Fabrice Neaud’s Journal and Autobiographical Comics." In: The Hooded Utilitarian (2014), <http://www.hoodedutilit ... utobiographical-comics/> (6. Okt. 2014) 
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Resource type: Web Article
Languages: englisch
BibTeX citation key: Johnson2014a
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Keywords: Autobiographie, Frankreich, Gender, Neaud. Fabrice, Repräsentation, Sexualität
Creators: Johnson
Collection: The Hooded Utilitarian
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The following post is a barely updated version of a paper I presented at the International Bande Dessinée Society in London in 2007, entitled “Fabrice Neaud’s Face Work.” What drove the paper was two combined hunches, that 1) comics are generally concerned with, and comics are the newest instantiation of, masks as a social phenomenon (presentation of self, social roles, etc.) and 2) Fabrice Neaud’s unique focus on his face, and the faces of others in his autobiographical comics, is essentially a kind of “face work” an artistic effort to portray his “self” through a work on his “face.” I’m not sure how successful my argument was, and it may seem out of date at this point, but I have been thinking about autobiographical comics in more depth lately and I continue to believe that “face work,” while not unique to the comics art form (Proust, for example, was a master of face work while a certain number of comics artists, of course, avoid the face as a focal point), is nonetheless intimately bound to comics as an art form.
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