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Morgan, Harry: "Graphic Shorthand. From Caricature to Narratology in Twentieth-Century Bande Dessinée and Comics." In: European Comic Art 2 (2009), S. 21–40. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.3828/eca.2.1.3
BibTeX citation key: Morgan2009
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Categories: General
Keywords: Caricature, Narratology, Semiotics
Creators: Morgan
Collection: European Comic Art
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Abstract
The initial aim of this article is to examine semiotic and narratological aspects of the graphic definition of character and caricature, as found in the image-based storytelling of the twentieth century. Our analysis will focus on North American newspaper strips and comic books – e.g. works by Jack Kirby – and French-language bande dessinée (particularly Alain Saint-Ogan and Jean-Claude Forest). We will see that, as a result of precise technical constraints, such as hand-drawn style [autographie] and swiftness of creation [rapidité d’exécution], caricature comes to play a very specific role in the artistic definition of character.
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