Monday, October 27, 2008


i noticed this book seems to be very structured, panel-wise anyway. most of the pages have a similar set up: mostly between 5 - 10 panels that are small with a square or rectangular shape. and as far as time goes, when he jumps to the past he makes a clearly defined and outlined panel. when he's in the present the panels are open unless there is a large number of them grouped together.
i personally find it amazing that his father lasted so long before he got discovered and sent to auschwitz. he moved around so much, he seems very resourceful. but it seems he had no choice.

Team 2 Topic D:
when recounting the past the words are obviously narration to what the panel depicts. the narration is usually found outsid the borders of the cell but if it is inside it's kept in a clearly seperate box. every once in a while the narration is involved in the pictures. page 15 he uses a train ticket as a text box.


Lauren K. Hansen said...

This is a very structured comic. Do you think that this was done on purpose, or was a result of this being the first graphic work that the author wrote?

kelsey said...

I think the structure of this comic had to do with both the content and how he was one of the first graphic novelists. Because the material was so deep i dont think he wanted to get to involved in the art behind his comics, the way Mccloud would analyze it. Because the plot is so gripping there is no need to pull in readers with fancy drawings.