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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

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The Origins of Comics
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Thierry Smolderen

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617031496.003.0006

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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