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The Comics of HergéWhen the Lines Are Not So Clear$
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Joe Sutliff Sanders

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781496807267

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2018

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.001.0001

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Continuing Clear Line 1983–2013

Continuing Clear Line 1983–2013

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(p.79) Chapter Five Continuing Clear Line 1983–2013
Source:
The Comics of Hergé
Author(s):

Matthew Screech

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496807267.003.0006

This essay reconsiders the fundamental theorization of clear line provided decades ago by Bruno Lecigne, ranging across examples from Hergé’s contemporaries to artists working today. The chapter centers its theory of clear line on the relationship between art and the real, discarding Lecigne’s hierarchy of styles and opening up the legacy of Hergé for a wider variety of approaches.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, Bruno Lecigne, Clear line, Aesthetics

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