790.3 Comics Course

Through The Woods: A Comic Page Analysis

The construction of this page executes a splash, a full-page illustration. Carroll often put this technique within her stories, among other pages that feature borderless panels that blend with the gutter, handwritten cursive fonts, and inconsistent number of tiers. Although this particular page does not contain most of the elements or layout of a comic,…… Continue reading Through The Woods: A Comic Page Analysis

790.3 Comics Course

Book Review – Owly: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer

RUNTON, Andy. Owly: The way home and the bittersweet summer. 160p. Top Shelf Productions. Sept. 2004. Tr. $6.70. ISBN 9781891830624. Gr 3-5 –Runton writes a charming graphic novel that is about Owly, the kind-hearted little owl. The book is composed of two stories, “The Way Home” and “The Bittersweet Summer.” In the first story, Owly…… Continue reading Book Review – Owly: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer

790.3 Comics Course

How Does It Work? Graphic Novels in Academic Libraries

With little to no knowledge about academic libraries or cataloging, reading Karen Green’s article “Whaddaya Got?’ Finding Graphic Novels in an Academic Library” was both intriguing and intimidating. The inconsistency in the classification of comics is concerning, e.g. PN6727 vs. PN6728 in the first two volumes of Unknown Soldier, because it poses the question of…… Continue reading How Does It Work? Graphic Novels in Academic Libraries

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Lighter Than My Shadow: A Review

Green, Katie. Lighter Than My Shadow. 509p. Jonathan Cape. Oct. 2017. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781941302415 Gr 9 Up –Originally published in the U.K., Lighter Than My Shadow is a gripping graphic novel about Katie Green and her experiences with an eating disorder. As a child, Green was a picky eater, a common situation with children. However when…… Continue reading Lighter Than My Shadow: A Review