Episode 15 The Semiotic Language of Visual Story-telling: Understanding Comics

The Global Novel: a literature podcast

Feb 9 2022 • 35 mins

Recommended Reading:
Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics (1993)
Walter Benjamin, The Work of Art in the Age of Its Technological Reproducibility and Other Writings on Media(republished version, 2008)
Wassily Kandinsky, "On the Problem of Form"(1922 essay)

Quoted audio excerpts are from the below sources:
Scott McCloud's interview at Radcliff Institute
Disney Plus's Marvel Series "Behind the Mask" trailers, retrievable on Youtube

Commentators in the Marvel audio clip:
Henry Jenkins, Media Scholar at USC
John Jennings, Professor of Media Studies, UCR
Sana Amanat, VP of Content and Character Development, Marvel

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