Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels

Comics as Communication

A Functional Approach

Authors: Davies, Paul Fisher

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  • Offers a substantial, comprehensive and theoretically-based framework for writing and thinking about comics
    Serves as the first text to present a theory of comics based upon multimodal systemic-functional linguistics
    Includes extensive use of illustrative materials ranging from comics materials to graphs and charts

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This book explores how comics function to make meanings in the manner of a language. It outlines a framework for describing the resources and practices of comics creation and readership, using an approach that is compatible with similar descriptions of linguistic and multimodal communication.

The approach is based largely on the work of Michael Halliday, drawing also on the pragmatics of Paul Grice, the Text World Theory of Paul Werth and Joanna Gavins, and ideas from art theory, psychology and narratology. This brings a broad Hallidayan framework of multimodal analysis to comics scholarship, and plays a part in extending that tradition of multimodal linguistics to graphic narrative.


About the authors

Paul Fisher Davies gained his Ph.D. at University of Sussex, where he has also been a lecturer and student mentor. He teaches English Language and Literature at East Sussex College in Lewes, UK. As well as studying and writing about comics form, he creates graphic narrative stories and scholarship.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29722-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29721-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Comics as Communication
Book Subtitle
A Functional Approach
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29722-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29722-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29721-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 338
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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