Gutter Space #20: Holiday Bullshit
Gutter Space #20 by Leslie Salas Comics in the Real World: Funny Pages as a part of Holiday Bullshit by Cards Against Humanity This Christmas, my brother did something awesome and—without telling me—signed me up to receive 12 Days of Holiday Bullshit, as presented by Cards Against Humanity. Imagine my surprise (and confusion) when I… Continue reading
Gutter Space # 18: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, by Zach Weiner
Gutter Space # 18 by Leslie Salas Utilizing Humor to Teach: Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, by Zach Weiner I’m a big fan of comics that like to teach random facts in unconventional and humorous ways. Comics like xkcd fit this bill, but so does Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a daily webcomic by Zach Weiner. While… Continue reading
Gutter Space #16: Cartooning through Delicate Subject Matters (Marbles, by Ellen Forney)
Gutter Space #16 by Leslie Salas Cartooning through Delicate Subject Matters: Marbles, by Ellen Forney Part of what makes cartooning such a powerful medium of expression is the ability to tweak one’s words and pictures to express tonality and nuance in a way that words and pictures alone cannot. This is most clearly illustrated when… Continue reading
Gutter Space #15: When Worlds Collide: Bone, by Jeff Smith
Gutter Space #15 by Leslie Salas When Worlds Collide: Bone, by Jeff Smith To springboard off my post last week about how differences in art styles can affect the reader’s ability to perceive differences between characters, I’d like to take some time to discuss the differences between the way characters are drawn based on where they are from. One of… Continue reading
Gutter Space #14: Portrayal of Perception: Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
Gutter Space #14 by Leslie Salas Portrayal of Perception: Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli It’s hard for me to play favorites when it comes to graphic novels, but the one book I just cannot stop raving about is David Mazzuchelli’s Asterios Polyp. It’s the first book in several years that made me genuinely upset me… Continue reading
Gutter Space #1: Why Focus on Comics-That-Aren’t-Superhero-Comics?
Gutter Space #1 by Leslie Salas Why Focus on Comics-That-Aren’t-Superhero-Comics? Comics as a medium has a richer and more involved history than many people recognize or remember. Comics analyst Douglas Wolk explains in Reading Comics “the argument about the between relationship between painting and poetry, the generic classical terms for image-making and word-assembling, has been… Continue readingbandes dessinés, comic books, Douglas Wolk, gag strips, graphic narrative, gutter space, horace, independent comics, indie comics, Justin R. Hall, leslie salas, propaganda, Reading Comics, rene magritte, Scott McCloud, Sequential art, Simonides of Ceos, the new yorker, The Treachery of Images, Tijuana Bibles, Understanding Comics, visual literacy, webcomics
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