The Narrative Functions of Photography in Comics

This collection of essay brings together articles that examine the comingling of cartoon and photographic images. In this special volume of Image & Narrative, a peer-reviewed e-journal on visual narratology and word and image studies, contributors ask what narrative functions photographs fulfil when included in a comics universe. They do so to begin challenging overarching conclusions about a narrative medium (comics) and a visual mode of representation (cartooning or photography). The articles are available online by clicking on Image & Narrative in the right column. 

Image & Narrative 16.2 (Spring 2015)

Pedri, Nancy. “Thinking about Photography in Comics.”  1-13.

Cook, Roy T. “Judging a Comic Book by its Cover: Marvel Comics, Photo-Covers, and the Objectivity of Photography.” 14-27.

Hurlburt, Sarah. “Dessiner la modernité: L’épilogue ‘photographique’ de Magazin Général.” Entretien avec Régis Loisel et JeanLouis Tripp. 28-41.

Amihay, Ofra. “Red Diapers, Pink Stories: Color Photography and Self-Outing in Jewish Women’s Comics.” 42-64.

Ernst, Nina. “Authenticity in Graphic Memoirs -- Two Nordic Examples.” 65-83. 

Postema, Barbara. “Establishing Relations: Photography in Wordless Comics.” 84-95.




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