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Smith, Craig. "Motion comics: Modes of adaptation and the issue of authenticity." Animation Practice, Process & Production 1.(2012): 357–78. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1386/ap3.1.2.357_1
BibTeX citation key: Smith2012c
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Watchmen", Adaptation, Animation, Authenticity, Film adaptation, Gibbons. Dave, Moore. Alan, United Kingdom
Creators: Smith
Collection: Animation Practice, Process & Production
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Motion comics can be considered as an emerging form of digital animation that typically appropriates and remediates an existing comic book narrative and artwork into a screen-based animated narrative. One such example of motion comic adaptation is The Watchmen, which was released on DVD and is also available on the iTunes online store as a digital download. This article argues that this new hybrid media raises unique considerations in terms of adaptation, and therefore provides a brief summary of key debates in adaptation studies, with a particular emphasis on the issue of authenticity. This is followed by a study of conventional adaptation practices from a comic book source and the emerging digital post-production approaches of animators and creative practitioners in the motion comic field, including a discussion on the importance of sound.
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