Kate Kelp-Stebbins

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After first revisiting theories of page layout in order to diagram how spatial orientation has been studied, the chapter provides close readings of Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home, Leila Abdelrazaq’s Baddawi, and Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas’s Red: A Haida Manga. Focusing on the diversity of modes by which these comics both serve as and utilize spatial navigation according... Read more

Examining controversies surrounding French satire magazine Charlie Hebdo, and Belgian series The Adventures of Tintin, as well as specific works such as Magdy El-Shafee’s Metro and Mazen Kerbaj’s Samandal piece “Suspended Time Vol. 1: The Family Tree,” the chapter analyzes readerly orientations that are diagrammed and contested through engagements with graphic narratives.

This article examines the critical reception of works by comic artists Zeina Abirached and Marjane Satrapi, and specifically articulations of likeness and contrast between them. Surveying the frequent comparisons of Abirached's A Game for Swallows (2007, 2012) to Satrapi's Persepolis (2000–2004) provides a methodological framework by which to reconsider the cultural and... Read more