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Wigard, Justin. "“Evil Witch! I'm Not Scared!”: Monstrous visualizations of the other mother in multimodal adaptations of neil gaiman’s coraline." The Artistry of Neil Gaiman. Finding Light in the Shadows. Eds. Joseph Michael Sommers and Kyle Eveleth. Critical Approaches to Comics Artists. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2019. 93–113. 
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Resource type: Book Chapter
Language: en: English
DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0006
BibTeX citation key: Wigard2019
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Keywords: "Coraline", Adaptation, Animation, Gaiman. Neil, Illustration, Intermediality, McKean. Dave, Psychoanalysis, Russell. P. Craig, United Kingdom, USA
Creators: Eveleth, Sommers, Wigard
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Artistry of Neil Gaiman. Finding Light in the Shadows
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In this chapter, Justin Wigard bridges a gap in research on Coraline by focusing on the visual semiotics of the narrative across its adaptations, specifically by examining the intertextual connections between McKean's surreal and monochromatic illustrations in Gaiman's novel, P. Craig Russell's comic book adaptation grounded both in realism and a muted pastel color palette, and Henry Selick's garishly, brightly colored film adaptation. The dominant discourse surrounding the canonical children's text has keyed in to the novella's psychoanalytic underpinnings, Gothic conventions, and postfeminist ideology while largely leaving out discussion of the visual aspects of Gaiman's novella, namely McKean's illustrations. When examined intertextually, the illustrative styles used to depict the Other Mother give insight into what monstrous traits are emphasized through medium-specific visualization techniques, ultimately revealing the fears that the Other Mother embodies through visual semiotics.
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