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Comics and Narration

Thierry Groensteen


This book is the follow-up to The System of Comics, in which the author, a French-language comics theorist, set out to investigate how the medium functions, introducing the principle of iconic solidarity, and showing the systems that underlie the articulation between panels at three levels: page layout, linear sequence, and nonsequential links woven through the comic book as a whole. This analysis is now developed further, using examples from a very wide range of comics, including the work of American artists such as Chris Ware and Robert Crumb. The book tests out the theoretical framework by ... More

Keywords: comics, Chris Ware, Robert Crumb, abstract comics, digital comics, manga, narration, rhythm, panels, contemporary art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617037702
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617037702.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thierry Groensteen, author