A little Holiday humor from Alison Bechdel… sorry my head can’t get out of the vacation/holiday mode
So this is me procrastinating on my seminar homework because I’m not sure what I want my paper to be about. My roommate pointed out to me recently that I use an obnoxious amount of sticky notes to remind myself of things and what not… This guy I found seems to be putting his stickies to a different use. Could these be considered comics? (taking it all the way back to McCloud now)
I wanted to speak about the overall way in which Tan creates the ‘immigrant experience’ for the audience so that his readers can relate to the protagonist as he is throne into this foreign world, much like how many immigrants feel when they arrive in a new country or place, also i didn’t mention anything about my dancing at all 😉 Hope you enjoy!
This link is an interview with Jack Kirby, the alleged ‘king of superhero comics’. I thought it was interesting of his explanation of the representation of his comics was that “[people] could do better, [people] want to do better” and he allows for that opportunity to come through in his comics; for his audience to be inspired to ‘do better’
I was doing a little research on Tan and I stumbled upon his website where I found that he has had adaptations of a majority of his graphic novels to either short films or theater productions. Here’s a little preview of what the theater production of The Arrival is. I, myself, would be very interested in seeing this play because it was named ‘Best Production’ of 2006, and was received quite warmly by audiences of both adults and children.
This article I stumbled upon talks about how Jay Snider is creating a new comic super hero series. The only catch is that the protagonist will be depicted as a Muslim boy in a wheelchair. What message is he really trying to convey? That there are everyday superheroes? Or is he pushing it too far, and crossing the line ethically here?
So I know it was a while ago that Calvin and Hobbes was brought up in our class, but I’m still curious to see what the over all consent is about what it would be classified as. I found out that it has been classified as a “graphic-novel-comic-strip” (http://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/graphic-novel-comic-strip) along side of Watchmen. This being said, I don’t know what to make of it because those of you who, like me, read it all throughout your childhoods, know that it has short threads of comics that depict individual stories, yet at the same time they could also be viewed as chapters, but it does not maintain the same novel essence as, say, Watchmen, or Maus. What do you guys think, is it a graphic narrative or just a compilation of comics?
So I personally am not normally this pessimistic, nor do i hate my life AT ALL i actually truly enjoy it, this comic is more so just taking on the outward view point on life and everyday things that Adrian Tomine utilizes in his graphic novel Shortcomings. And yes, i do identify as a man in this comic.