Author Archives: Mr. P

A Collusion on Conclusions (Hopefully)

This picture, and the others in this post, come from the popular manga Full Metal Alchemist, starring the young man with the metal arm, Edward Elric. The series is widely acclaimed for dealing with issues about the line between science … Continue reading

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100 Panels of Twain

Mark Twain, Jean Morvan, Frederique Voulyze, Severine de Fevebvre. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Classics Illustrated Deluxe #4. Papercutz, 2009. Print. Character- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer does a fantastic job of creating character, giving each one the unique voice it … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

Dixon, Charles. Illustrated by David Wenzel.The Hobbit: An Illustrated Edition of the Fantasy Classic. by J.R.R. Tolkien. Del Rey Fantasy. New York, NY 2001 Character- The Hobbit (and Tolkien’s work more generally) have character development based on narrator exposition, in … Continue reading

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Time To Get Literary

So, it seemed as though there was a general agreement on examining how graphic novels meet the requirements of literature, or the “Literary Components.” (hereon referred to as LCs) Lists differ, but I think a solid place to start would … Continue reading

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Bang! Pow! Ker-blam! Shhht and Pfft!

I’ve been reading graphic novels ever since my twin brother invested in the first volume of the Ultimate Spider-man series; soon after, manga became a fad, and I had to learn to read my comics backwards! The modern, artistic graphic … Continue reading

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