ERIC Number: EJ872109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
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Dual Pathways to Expression and Understanding: Canadian Coming-of-Age Graphic Novels
Hughes, Janette; King, Alyson E.
Children's Literature in Education, v41 n1 p64-84 Mar 2010
In this article, the authors examine three Canadian coming-of-age stories, written as graphic novels, and pay particular attention to how the images and print text come together in the telling of the narrative. This approach reinforces the notion that form and content cannot be separated in this medium. Drawing on examples from each of the graphic novels and the interviews with the graphic novelists who wrote them, the article explores the complexity of the coming-of-age theme in each graphic novel, as well as how print text and image converge to make meaning.
Descriptors: Cartoons, Novels, Foreign Countries, Narration, Interviews, Authors, Childrens Literature
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Identifiers - Location: Canada