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By Karin Kukkonen

What if fairy-tale characters lived in big apple urban? What if a superhero knew he was once a fictional personality? What in case you might dispense your individual justice with 100 untraceable bullets? those are the questions requested and replied during the tough storytelling in Fables, Tom Strong, and 100 Bullets, the 3 twenty-first-century comics sequence that Karin Kukkonen considers intensive in her exploration of the way and why the storytelling in comics is greater than purely entertaining.

Applying a cognitive method of analyzing comics in all their narrative richness and intricacy, Contemporary Comics Storytelling opens an fascinating point of view on how those works interact the legacy of postmodernism—its subversion, self-reflexivity, and ethical contingency. Its 3 case reports hint how modern comics tie into deep traditions of visible and verbal storytelling, how they reevaluate their very own prestige as fiction, and the way the fictitious minds in their characters generate advanced moral notion experiments. At a time while the medium is taken progressively more heavily as elaborate and compelling literary artwork, this booklet lays the basis for an research of the ways that comics problem and interact readers’ minds. It brings jointly comics reports with narratology and literary feedback and, in so doing, presents a brand new set of instruments for comparing the image novel as an emergent literary form.

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