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Palmer, Rebecca. "Combining the rhythms of comics and picturebooks: Thoughts and experiments." Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5. (2014): 297–310. 
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Resource type: Journal Article
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2014.926955
BibTeX citation key: Palmer2014
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Keywords: Picture book
Creators: Palmer
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
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The quality of rhythm is intrinsic to the study of both comics and picturebooks. However, the focus of theorists and practitioners carries a different emphasis for each narrative form, visual rhythm being dominant where the comic is concerned, while analysis of picturebooks focuses on the dynamic rhythm of text and image working in concert. I suggest that this divergence is in part a reflection of a key difference between the two forms of visual narrative, for a comic is made with the private, silent reader in mind, whereas a picturebook anticipates a collective, vocal reading. Yet picturebooks and comics also share substantial common ground, the combination of conventions from both forms suggesting further possibilities for storytelling. This article offers a study through practice of the potential to create effective new rhythms for comic/picturebook crossovers in my own work.
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