Skip to main content

Does class affect our perception of the comic image? IF so, how?

I learned a lot about comic during the last few class sessions. Before the class I used to red comics just for fun, ignoring the fact that there are countless of meanings, social issues, and historical back grounds behind the stories. Also, I learned about the history of comics, where did it started from, and how it became popular,and importance of it. It was very interesting to me that how comics was made back in the days, when the comics was starting to become popular. One thing I do differently when I read comic these days is that I try to think about the triangle I learned in class. Is it close to "picture, meaning, or reality?" Now I have so much to do when I read comics, that just makes comics extra interesting, and get more out from the comics. I think comics give messages in more friendly and comfortable way that people do not have to stress as much other media when they receive messages. I think thats the one of the great benefits of the comics.


J Chambliss said…
Great you have solid tools to define comic meaning. Now, consider how changing circumstances are reflected and refracted by the comic medium.

Popular posts from this blog

Wonder Woman

The ruminations over new activity to bring Wonder Woman back to the small screen once again remind me of the unique place DC Comic characters occupy in our collective mind’s eye. The struggle to produce a Wonder Woman film says much about the challenge represented by the Amazon Warrior/Princess who does not need to be rescued. Despite the growth of women’s role in society, we still assume a paternal and maternal model for men and women's in society. While Wonder Woman is not barred from motherhood, she is not seeking to place herself within the familial framework in an obvious way. Indeed, the recent runs of Wonder Woman have been better in part, because they have embraced the character as who she is--warrior, diplomat, and leader. Wonder Woman is one of the key characters from DC, yet she has not had the iconic stories similar to Batman (The Dark Knight Returns, The Killing Joke, or Year One) or Superman ( Greatest Stories or Red Son) in print. Instead, many people know abo…

why blame comics for societal failure

Comic books are often blamed for societal failure. Comics are the perfect excuse for a child's bad behavior. Comic books are often violent and very influential. Kids these days look for role models and some of the role models they find happen to be in comics. Parents also hate to place blame on themselves for their children acting out. This is why they look towards comics to blame. It seems like no one ever fesses up to any of their mistakes and people look for a reason to cover them up. Comics cannot be continued to cover up or mistakes. We need to start getting our acts together and realize we are the ones who need to take responsibility for our actions. If society is that influenced by comics we definitely have a major problem.

Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods