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I like show and tell! Show and tell is fun!

Anyhow, while I agree that we've shifted to a society where "grown-up books" have no pictures, and even many children's books ditto (see: Harry Potter, except now that I think about it those had the chapter images, but that's it), I wonder when and why this happened. I mean, a lot of the classics were illustrated at least somewhat, like the Alice books by Carroll, which had some quite well-known images associated with them. Or of course Sherlock Holmes in the Strand.

Then again now that I think about it, Alice was for children and Holmes was catering to the masses at the time so... maybe it's not all that different after all. Hrm.

Anyhow, here is where he seems to be putting together the stuff from previous chapters in some ways, with further amplification on themes, but there's not all that much new to talk about. At least, I'd think so. Think not. Whatever.

Don't let me stop you if you have something to discuss, though! By any means. :p


Next week: Chapter seven! Just in case you can't tell that chapter seven follows after chapter six, I guess?

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stormfeather
Sep. 20th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
See, this is the sort of thing though that it'd be more interesting to delve more into, the visual aspect of comics, what makes it seen as less "adult" or serious or what have you, versus the text, and so on.

Because I mean art on its own obviously can have major snob-factors, depending on the artwork/artist, but the minute they're brought into proximity of text, it lessens the art somehow, which is just... weird.

khedron
Sep. 20th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
This was a nice one. I liked his breakdown of different ways words & images could interact -- and I was struck by how much I hated all of his "parallel" examples. Non-sequitors when I expect interdepency apparently really bother me! (It's like the comic does not compile. Error in program.)
stormfeather
Sep. 20th, 2010 05:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, and I have absolutely no desire to read those types of comic writers/creators!

(Then again, I've already figured out from reading manga that I'm just not a fan of the totally absurd, prone to non-sequitors. So... yeah, nothing new!)
khedron
Sep. 21st, 2010 05:22 am (UTC)
I was just surprised by the vehmence of my own reaction! I think I'm pretty mellow most of the time, but apparently not.
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