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Comic Art in Museums$
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Kim A. Munson

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781496828118

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2021

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.001.0001

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Hypercomics: The Shape of Comics to Come

Hypercomics: The Shape of Comics to Come

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(p.202) Hypercomics: The Shape of Comics to Come
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Comic Art in Museums
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Paul Gravett

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496828118.003.0022

In 2010, the British curator, Paul Gravett, stretched the rules established for exhibiting comic art as far as possible, experimenting with the basic elements of sequential art itself. A variation on “gallery comics” (comics created specifically for gallery display), Gravett’s Hypercomics: The Shape of Comics to Come broke comics out of the page-by-page format and played with the concepts of multi-linear narrative and self-guided navigation. Taking its cue from the digital devices that are dominating our attention, Gravett wonders if this style of show might be the future of comics and comics exhibitions. Image: “The Rut” by Dave McKean.

Keywords:   Dave McKean, Gallery comics, Multi-linear narrative, Self-guided navigation, British curator

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