ENG235 LEC02

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Published on 28 Sep 2011
School
UTSG
Department
English
Course
ENG235H1
Professor
Lecture 2
- “Love’s Savage Fury” (Desperately Seeking Susan)
- Panels with small writings are back pages of newspapers
- 2 different iconographic characters from other stuff
- Takes place in NYC
- Comics occur in subway
- 1st 3 comics
oPanels altogether represent a subway
oThough bubble represent bubble gum for character “Bazooka Joe” (the
boy)
- Joe trying to scramble “Nancy” (the girl)
- Joeto forget Nancy, he scrambles her and then blanks her out
- Last 3 comics – Polaroid flutters away and blacks out
- Takes place in imagination of Bazooka Joe
- Each comic panels (column) have an increasing number of black outs
- “Here”
- Same space at different points in time
- Time
- Space/place
- Read comicsread space
- Classic 6 grids and very clean (well-made/planned)
- Main story = life of Billy and the house
- Maguire’s point (?) – to give reader a place and time and he plays with it, giving it
life
- 1st panel – no year and nothing out window
oOut of place and time
- Time moves forward (in terms of Billy) but also backwards
- Cat in 6th~9th panel – cat is moving backwards, where as Billy’s moving forward
oCat crosses our paths in time
oIt’s black in white background omen?
o6th panel – pushing panel as if it were the instigator of time
- Time is boxed in
- 2032 panel – could refer to put the tree back
-That, it, there, here indexical terms
oHave a number of references
- Deeper appreciation of comics through different years in same panels
- Transfer of properties in words/spoken stuff (“speak” “squeak”, “rrr”
“grrr”)
- Why specificity with 100 650 010 BC?
oWell… why not?!
- Reinforces with dislocation
o“Here”where is here? DISLOCATION
Something WAS here but it’s not here anymore
- Maguire continuously scrambling things
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Panels with small writings are back pages of newspapers. 1st 3 comics: panels altogether represent a subway, though bubble represent bubble gum for character bazooka joe (the boy) Joe to forget nancy, he scrambles her and then blanks her out. Last 3 comics polaroid flutters away and blacks out. Takes place in imagination of bazooka joe. Each comic panels (column) have an increasing number of black outs. Classic 6 grids and very clean (well-made/planned) Main story = life of billy and the house. To give reader a place and time and he plays with it, giving it. 1st panel no year and nothing out window: out of place and time. Time moves forward (in terms of billy) but also backwards. 2032 panel could refer to put the tree back. That, it, there, here indexical terms: have a number of references. Deeper appreciation of comics through different years in same panels.