Dunson, Stephanie [faculty advisor, Department of English]
graphic novel; literature; images; languages
Advanced Studies in the Graphic Novel entails a practical intimacy with the form. My work serves to elucidate only some of the many differences between the graphic novel and traditional literature, to complicate the use of written language in the form as it relates to images, to address confrontations with publishing, and to share intimately the process and mechanisms by which my effort functions.
The paper will reveal the guts of the effort (itself a graphic novel) and in doing so will highlight issues as they uniquely relate to the form, and hopefully encourage others to attempt such work. The topical subject of my effort, inspired by the literature of H. P. Lovecraft, is a concern about anonymity.
Keywords: Internet, visual, novel