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Eckhoff-Heindl, Nina: "Building stories. The interplay of comics and games in Chris Ware’s works." In: Comics and Videogames. From Hybrid Medialities to Transmedia Expansions. Hrsg. v. Andreas Rauscher, Daniel Stein und Jan-Noël Thon. London, New York: Routledge, 2020, S. 84–95. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.4324/9781003035466
BibTeX citation key: EckhoffHeindl2020b
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Keywords: "Building Stories", Game, Intermediality, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Heindl, Rauscher, Stein, Thon
Publisher: Routledge (London, New York)
Collection: Comics and Videogames. From Hybrid Medialities to Transmedia Expansions
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Abstract
Based on a detailed discussion of the board game “‘Fairy Tale’ Road Rage” (2000) and the comic Building Stories (2012), this chapter explores the interweaving of comics and game structures in Chris Ware’s works. By contrasting the board game with the comic, it argues that certain expectations connected with aesthetic, ludic, and narrative aspects of both works are invoked at first sight and disappointed on closer examination. Thereby, the reading viewers and the players, respectively, have the possibility to ponder how communicative and social conventions regarding comics and games can be uncovered and even challenged.
  
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