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From Comics to Picturebooks: the Reading Moment as Focus for Devising Hybrid Narratives

Palmer, Rebecca (2016) From Comics to Picturebooks: the Reading Moment as Focus for Devising Hybrid Narratives. Interjuli, 16 (2). pp. 89-103. ISSN 1868-2049

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This article presents findings from ongoing practitioner research that
looks closely at the relationship between comics and picturebooks as I
attempt to synthesise these forms in my work. I embarked on this study
as a visual storyteller working principally in comics, having found this
medium best suited to the kinds of narratives I wanted to make, and the
way that I wished to communicate them. One of the reasons for this is the dramatic, dialogic mode of the comic, which has no need of a
narrating text or ‘voice’ (though such a voice may also come into play).
The motivation for conducting this research was a wish to find ways
of making picturebooks where direct speech is viable as the only text, i.e. it should work as part of reading a picturebook out loud.

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Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: comics, picture book, picturebook, wordless, speech balloons, hybrid forms
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
P Language and Literature > PZ Childrens literature
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Humanities
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Copyright Info: Open Access article
Depositing User: Rebecca Palmer
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2017 12:57
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:18

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