Narrative Strategies : African Types and Stereotypes in Comics

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Title Narrative Strategies : African Types and Stereotypes in Comics
Author Dittmar, Jakob
Editor Lüthy, Corinne ; Ulrich, Reto ; Uribe, Antonio
Date 2020
English abstract
In this catalogue-chapter, the use of types and stereotypes of Africans in comics is looked into. Focus is put on some distinct strategies of representing and negotiating race in comics, most notably one example by Birgit Weyhe and several by Anton Kannemeyer a.k.a. Joe Dog because of their exceptional high quality of reflected experimentation. The choice of examples has been directed by the argument put forward here, not by the referred comics' sales figures or genre. We need to keep in mind, that there is a close relation between the genre of a comic and its visual style: a distorted, caricatural representation is expected in humoristic comics (Lefèvre: 2008, 177). This is different from the notion of prototypical figures and behaviours argued for from a narratological perspective, where specific figures have to act according to their own and the stories' established formal demands (Colm Hogan 2010). How far comics are depending on suchlike prototypical narratives or protocol is a very interesting question but cannot be addressed here.
Link https://baslerafrika.ch/product/kaboom-of-stereoty... (external link to publication)
Publisher Basler Afrika Bibliographien. Basel
Host/Issue Kaboom! Von Stereotypen und Superheroes : Afrikanische Comics und Comics zu Afrika; Kaboom! Of Stereotypes and Superheroes: African Comics and Comics on Africa
ISBN 978-3-906927-14-5
Language eng (iso)
Subject stereotypes
types
archetypes
ethnotypes
character design
comics
graphic novels
Africa
Anton Kannemeyer
Joe Dog
Birgit Weyhe
The Runner
Madgermanes
layers in comics
comics storytelling
Hergé
Tintin Congo
post-colonial comics
South African comics
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/30859 Permalink to this page
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