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Sunday, July 21 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Comics Arts Conference Session #13: Photo-Realism in Comics

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In a critical climate in which cartooning is the rendering style favored by comics connoisseurs from Scott McCloud to Chris Ware, who will speak up for photo-realism? Bucking current critical trends, Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University, Bloomington), Joseph Witek (Stetson University), and Scott Bukatman (Stanford University) focus attention on photo-realist comic-strip artists like Stan Drake, Leonard Starr, and Neal Adams. McCloud has shown how reader identification works in cartoony comics, but how does it work in photo-realist ones? How does the "graphic acting" of photo-realistically drawn characters differ from that of Peanuts characters? How does the use of photo reference affect critical evaluation in comics?

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 26AB