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Cates, Isaac: "Comics and the Grammar of Diagrams." In: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking. Hrsg. v. David M. Ball und Martha B. Kuhlman. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2010, S. 90–104. 
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Resource type: Book Article
Languages: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781604734423.003.0007
BibTeX citation key: Cates2010
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Keywords: Sequentiality, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Ball, Cates, Kuhlman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking
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Abstract
This chapter examines sequentiality in comics theory in relation to Chris Ware’s comics and proposes a poetics of the diagram that draws upon information theory. It shows how understanding Ware’s comics as diagrams, including his graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, allows us to see how they function as puzzles to be solved. The chapter argues that Ware’s diagrams suggest new possibilities of metaphor, meta-narrative, and other more “poetic” devices for the still-developing language of comics. It also looks at a number of other cartoonists who have exploited the diagrammatic potential of the comics page, including Dan Zettwoch, Peter Blegvad, Posy Simmonds, and Kevin Huizenga.
  
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