Archive for: Thierry Groensteen

Thierry Groentseen, densité, and Carol Swain’s Gast

On panel borders, self, and other

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An Erotics of Page Layout?

Guido Crepax and erotic layout.

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When is a Grid Not Just a Grid? (Groensteen and Page Layout Roundtable)

Waffle-irons that aren’t, quite.

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Are Some Panel Layouts Inherently Superior to Others? (Groensteen and Page Layout Roundtable)

Groensteen loves the waffle-grid. Do you?

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Charles Johnson’s “It’s life as I see it” and Single Panel Cartoons

Groensteen’s theory of narrative and Charles Johnson’s comics

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Make It Bigger

Comics, galleries, and splash pages.

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If You Don’t Know, I Can’t Tell You

I’ve been flipping through Jeet Heer and Kent Worcester’s Comics Studies Reader, and have been struck again by how much energy folks spend in trying to define comics, and at how pointless such efforts seem. In this volume, R.C. Harvey’s essay “How Comics Came to Be” is devoted to arguing that the heart of comics […]

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