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Postema, Barbara: "Following the pictures. Wordless comics for children." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 5.3 (2014), S. 311–322. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2014.943541
BibTeX citation key: Postema2014
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Categories: General
Keywords: Bilderbuch, Comics ohne Worte, Kinder- und Jugendcomics
Creators: Postema
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Abstract
Comics publishers as well as children’s book publishers are turning out increasing numbers of comics created especially for children and young adults. Amongst these is a striking number of wordless comics. This article explores how wordless children’s comics relate to and differ from ‘conventional’ children’s picture books and comics more broadly; it discusses the reading strategies that these comics invite, including a focus on character building through body language and non-verbal communication. The comics form of these texts assumes a certain amount of literacy on the part of its readers, and consequently teaches literacy habits even in a wordless context. This article also notes that academic writing on children’s picturebooks tends not to engage with comics, but that, when they do discuss comics, these are frequently silent comics. Silent picturebooks and comics can be very far apart, stylistically, but in sharing storytelling and representational techniques they inspire one another to tell new stories.
  
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