How Factual are Factual Comics? : Parasitic Imaginations in Referential Cartoons

There is no doubt that factual discourse exists in comics – the kind of communication that intends to be understood as a reference to a shared and actual reality. Factual comics are not, however, common. While the formal
There is no doubt that factual discourse exists in comics – the kind of communication that intends to be understood as a reference to a shared and actual reality. Factual comics are not, however, common. While the formal structure of comics clearly allows for factuality, the historical specificity of its aesthetics seems to introduce a non-binding but plausible 'drift' of the art form, ultimately pulling away from reality and towards fiction. This does not prevent factual comics, but it allows for subversive remnants in their aesthetic make-up. One of these is a 'parasitic  imagination', which might be understood in the context of Michel Serres' concepts of the parasite. It opens up cartoonish depictions for tertiary significations beyond the drawing and its ultimate real reference. Rather than avoid this basic vehicle of comic book discourse, the 'challenge to factual comics' must be how to employ them in the service of the intended communication.
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Author:Stephan Packard
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-467803
URL:https://zenodo.org/record/556383#.WyjZtmff673
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.556383
ISBN:978-3-941030-93-0
Parent Title (English):Science meets comics : proceedings of the Symposium on Communicating and Designing the Future of Food in the Antropocene
Publisher:Ch.A. Bachmann Verlag
Place of publication:Berlin
Editor:Reinhold Leinfelder, Alexandra Hamann, Jens Kirstein, Marc Schleunitz
Document Type:Part of a Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2017/04/04
Year of first Publication:2017
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2018/06/29
SWD-Keyword:Comic; Fiktion; Tatsache
Pagenumber:18
First Page:27
Last Page:10
HeBIS PPN:434888257
Dewey Decimal Classification:800 Literatur und Rhetorik
741.5 Comics, Cartoons, Karikaturen
Sammlungen:CompaRe | Allgemeine und Vergleichende Literaturwissenschaft
Ch. A. Bachmann Verlag
BDSL-Classification:BDSL-Klassifikation: 04.00.00 Allgemeine Literaturgeschichte > 04.02.00 Studien
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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