Bonner Online-Bibliographie zur Comicforschung
Schwenger, Peter: "Abstract comics and the decomposition of horror." In: Horror Studies 2.2 (2011), S. 265–280.
|Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Schwenger2011
View all bibliographic details
Keywords: "Abstract Comics", Horrorcomic, Kristeva. Julia, Molutiu. Andrei, Randformen des Comics, Rehr. Henrik, Repräsentation, Sokolin. Alexey
Collection: Horror Studies
The recent rise of abstract comics raises the problem of how horror can be conveyed in a purely non-representational mode. This article compares the strategies for evoking horror employed by three abstract comics. The shapes of Henrik Rehr's Reykjavik simultaneously evoke a threatening geological exterior and an equally threatening interior, accelerating from horror into terror. To make The Panic, Andrei Molotiu resorted to a lengthy technical process out of which ambiguous forms emerged spontaneously; this Rorschach-like effect becomes part of the horror of his comic. Alexey Sokolin's Life, Interwoven layers dozens of drawings in a steady progression of crowdedness and darkening, again moving from horror to terror. In all three comics the very obscurity of these abstract images contributes to their emotional impact.
PHP execution time: 0.01158 s
SQL execution time: 0.21965 s
TPL rendering time: 0.00127 s
Total elapsed time: 0.23250 s
Peak memory usage: 1.3184 MB
Memory at close: 1.2682 MB