Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

A Theory of Narrative Drawing

Authors: Grennan, Simon

  • Introduces a novel approach towards drawing that claims that drawings are produced in a system that embodies social behaviors
  • Proposes a new conception of visual story telling that introduces a new approach to examining comics
  • Discusses crucial issues in the field of visual story telling
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About this book

This book offers an original new conception of visual story telling, proposing that drawing, depictive drawing and narrative drawing are produced in an encompassing dialogic system of embodied social behavior. It refigures the existing descriptions of visual story-telling that pause with theorizations of perception and the articulation of form. The book identifies and examines key issues in the field, including: the relationships between vision, visualization and imagination; the theoretical remediation of linguistic and narratological concepts; the systematization of discourse; the production of the subject; idea and institution; and the significance of resources of the body in depiction, representation and narrative. It then tests this new conception in practice: two original visual demonstrations clarify the particular dialectic relationships between subjects and media, in an examination of drawing style and genre, social consensus and self-conscious constraint. The book’s originality derives from its clear articulation of a wide range of sources in proposing a conception of narrative drawing, and the extrapolation of this new conception in two new visual demonstrations.

About the authors

Simon Grennan is an internationally acclaimed scholar of visual narrative, graphic novelist and cartoonist. He is the creator of Dispossession, the first graphic adaptation of a novel by Anthony Trollope, instigator of The Marie Duval Archive and, since 1990, half of international artists team Grennan & Sperandio.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • Drawing, Depicting and Imagining

    Grennan, Simon

    Pages 1-119

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  • Narrative

    Grennan, Simon

    Pages 121-159

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  • Drawing Demonstration One: Expounding Another’s Thought in the Style of That Thought

    Grennan, Simon

    Pages 161-216

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  • Drawing Demonstration Two: Time and Self-Observation

    Grennan, Simon

    Pages 217-250

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eBook 84,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-51844-6
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 103,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-52165-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Theory of Narrative Drawing
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51844-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-51844-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52165-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 277
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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