Article from Academic Journal, Image & Narrative
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on October 22, 2003 - 13:45
Journalista! linked to another article of this "online magazine of the visual narrative" but this article, "Too much is too much. The never innocent laughter of the Comics" is the only one I found somewhat thought provoking. On the other hand I may simply have too much of a short attention span for most of this site.
Here's the abstract for the article:
The article points out that most of the common theories on comics underestimate this medium. Understanding comics as a medium with a lack of whatever necessarily 'forgets' that comics are too much before they are lacking of something. Discussing an early sunday page of the Yellow Kid the essay shows in a condensed way the possibility of an aesthetics of comics that enjoy what is too much for most of the critiques and defenders of comics.