Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung
Cates, Isaac: "Comics and the Grammar of Diagrams." In: David M. Ball und Martha B. Kuhlman (Hrsg.): The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2010, S. 90–104.
Added by: joachim (22 Jul 2010 12:30:58 UTC) Last edited by: joachim (29 Jul 2014 14:29:43 UTC)
|Resource type: Book Article
BibTeX citation key: Cates2010
Email resource to friend
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: Sequenzialität, USA, Ware. Chris
Creators: Ball, Cates, Kuhlman
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
Collection: The Comics of Chris Ware. Drawing is a Way of Thinking
Views index: 2%
Popularity index: 0.5%
This chapter examines sequentiality in comics theory in relation to Chris Ware’s comics and proposes a poetics of the diagram that draws upon information theory. It shows how understanding Ware’s comics as diagrams, including his graphic novel Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth, allows us to see how they function as puzzles to be solved. The chapter argues that Ware’s diagrams suggest new possibilities of metaphor, meta-narrative, and other more “poetic” devices for the still-developing language of comics. It also looks at a number of other cartoonists who have exploited the diagrammatic potential of the comics page, including Dan Zettwoch, Peter Blegvad, Posy Simmonds, and Kevin Huizenga.