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Drawing from Life
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Drawing from Life: Memory and Subjectivity in Comic Art

Jane Tolmie

Abstract

Autobiography has seen enormous expansions and challenges over the past decades. One of these expansions has been in comics, and it is an expansion that pushes back against any postmodern notion of the death of the author/subject, while also demanding new approaches from critics. This book is about autobiography, semi-autobiography, fictionalized autobiography, memory, and self-narration in sequential art, or comics. The book engages with well-known figures such as Art Spiegelman, Marjane Satrapi, and Alison Bechdel; with cult-status figures such as Martin Vaughn James; and with lesser-known w ... More

Keywords: autobiography, semi-autobiography, memory, self-narration, sequential art, comics, Art Spiegelman, physicality, Alison Bechdel, embodiment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039058
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039058.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Tolmie, editor

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