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Thierry Smolderen

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781617031496

Published to University Press of Mississippi: September 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617031496.001.0001

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A. B. Frost and the Photographic Revolution

A. B. Frost and the Photographic Revolution

(p.118) (p.119) 6 A. B. Frost and the Photographic Revolution
The Origins of Comics

Thierry Smolderen

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter explores the advent of photography and work of American cartoonist Arthur Burdett Frost, who was one of the first to develop a style based on the expressive possibilities offered by the new photographic process. At the moment that comics were preparing to enter into a new era of exchange with audiovisual technologies, Frost was particularly well situated to make sense of the vast semiotic territory that was opening to designers of humorous picture stories.

Keywords:   photography, Arthur Burdett Frost, American cartoonist, picture stories, comics

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