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Baetens, Jan: "Comics and characterization. The case of Fritz Haber (David Vandermeulen)." In: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics 4.1 (2013), S. 84–91. 
Resource type: Journal Article
Languages: englisch
Peer reviewed
DOI: 10.1080/21504857.2012.718289
BibTeX citation key: Baetens2013
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Fritz Haber", Belgien, Comic-Biographie, Figur, Historische Themen, Narratologie, Vandermeulen. David
Creators: Baetens
Collection: Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Comics theory has rightly emphasized the medium-specific use of narrative devices and narrative strategies in the graphic novel. However, the more innovative readings of the field have paid less attention to what remains one of the cornerstones of the graphic storytelling: the character. In this paper, I defend a medium-specific approach of the notion of character and propose a brief example of the visual reading of a ‘protagonist’. The example I analyse is Fritz Haber, a five-volume historical graphic novel on the father of chemical warfare, by Belgian artist David Vandermeulen.
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