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Brandon Christopher Publishes Comics & Visuality Article in Disability Studies Quarterly

Mon. Oct. 1, 2018

Christopher, Brandon. “Rethinking Comics and Visuality, from the Audio Daredevil to Philipp Meyer’s Life.”Disability Studies Quarterly, vol. 38, no. 3, 2018. 

This essay examines two comics that question, either implicitly or explicitly, the near-ubiquitous association of comics and the visual. First, it examines the 'audio edition' of Mark Waid's Daredevil #1, an attempt to translate the comic into an aural medium, and assesses the efficacy of translating a text that has been conceived as visual into a non-visual form. It then turns away from mainstream, visually-conceived comics, examining Philipp Meyer's Life, a 2013 independent comic designed to be read by sighted and non-sighted readers. Taken together, these readings propose that comics' presumed dependence on visuality is more arbitrary than has heretofore been acknowledged.

 

Access the article here: http://dsq-sds.org/article/view/6477