Category Archives: Comics (Abstracts)

“Stylistics and comics.” In: Michael Burke (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics. London: Routledge.

The following is a pre-print of a chapter that has been accepted for publication. Please note that there can be differences between this version and the eventually published one. If you want to refer to it, please do so as … Continue reading

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“The visualization of anger in comics” (2012). Charles Forceville

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The visualization of anger in comics. February 10, 2012. “Ensuring readers’/viewers’ continued interest in a story requires that they are aware of the goals of one or more protagonists, and make an emotional investment in their success or failure; we … Continue reading

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Forceville, Charles (2013). “Creative visual variation in comics balloons.”

“Creative visual variation in comics balloons.” In:  Tony Veale, Kurt Feyaerts, Charles Forceville (eds). Creativity and the Agile Mind: A Multi-disciplinary Exploration of a Multi-Faceted Phenomenon [book proposal submitted]. Abstract: Creativity appears to result from unexpectedly combining two or more … Continue reading

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Abbott, Michael, and Charles Forceville (2011). “Visual representations of emotion in manga: loss of control is loss of hands in Azumanga Daioh volume 4.”

(2011). “Visual representations of emotion in manga: loss of control is loss of hands in Azumanga Daioh volume 4.” Language and Literature 20(2): 91-112. DOI 10.1177/096394701 1402182 Abstract: Comics and manga have many ways to convey the expression of emotion, … Continue reading

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Bounegru, Liliana, and Charles Forceville (2011). “Metaphors in editorial cartoons representing the global financial crisis.”

“Metaphors in editorial cartoons representing the global financial crisis.” Journal of Visual Communication 10(2): 209 – 229.  DOI 10.1177/1470357211398446 Abstract: In this paper we analyze the metaphors that structure a sample of 22 political cartoons pertaining to the global financial crisis hitting … Continue reading

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Forceville, Charles (2011). “Pictorial runes in Tintin and the Picaros.”

“Pictorial runes in Tintin and the Picaros.” Journal of Pragmatics 43: 875-890. DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2010.07.014. Abstract: Speed-lines, movement-lines and emotion-enhancing flourishes (“pictorial runes”) may contribute, marginally or substantially, to the potential meanings to be inferred from a comic’s panel. It seems … Continue reading

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Forceville, Charles, Tony Veale, and Kurt Feyaerts (2010). “Balloonics: The visuals of balloons in comics.”

“Balloonics: The visuals of balloons in comics.” In: Joyce Goggin and Dan Hassler-Forest (eds), The Rise and Reason of Comics and Graphic Literature: Critical Essays on the Form, 56-73. Jefferson NC: McFarland. Abstract: The tailed balloon is one of the … Continue reading

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