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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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Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives

Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives

Narrative Virtualities in The Adventures of Tintin

(p.33) Chapter Two Actions, Disjunctions, and Passions in Graphic Narratives
The Comics of Hergé

Benjamim Picado

Jônathas Miranda de Araújo

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter fuses ideas from Roland Barthes and Thierry Groensteen to examine the use of moments of mundanity between turning points in a story. Its insights have implications for the construction of both suspense and humor, two emotions in which Hergé’s books certainly excelled.

Keywords:   Hergé, Tintin, Barthes, Humor, Suspense

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