Saturday, January 29, 2011


I started reading Graphic Women by Hillary L. Chute and there is so much I want to write down....quotes, names, other books. So here is it.


"interpretation as a process of visualization" pg. 4

"Images in comics appear in fragments, just as they do in actual recollection; this fragmentation, in particular, is a prominent feature of traumatic memory." pg. 4

"The medium of comics compels because it is so capacious, offering layers of words and images- as well as multiple layers of possible temporalities- on each page. Comics conveys several possible tensions in its basic structure. The words and images entwine, but never synthesize. the frames- which we may understand as boxes of time- present a narrative, but that narrative is threaded through with absence, with the rich white spaces of what is called the gutter." pgs. 5-6

"...all five authors manifest an awareness of the lines of fiction and nonfiction as discursive and their blurring as productive; destabilize the coherence of the subject over time through the presence of visible adult narrators on pages that depict the same narrator in the past; and self-reflexivity call attention to the construction of their respective texts, presenting temporal layers of experience while refusing to reify 'experience' as the foundational precept of feminist critique." pg. 6

Aline Kominsky-Crumb
Phoebe Gloeckner
Lynda Barry
Marjane Satrapi
Alison Bechdel

Scott McCloud- Understanding Comics (1993), Reinventing Comics (2000), Making Comics (2008)

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