Why Comics are not Films: Metacomics and Medium-Specific Conventions 1

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Art of Comics
Subtitle of host publicationA Philosophical Approach
Number of pages23
ISBN (Print)9781444334647
StatePublished - Jul 16 2012


  • "motion comics," watchmen motion comic, as comics and filmstrip
  • Aesthetic effect of comic-within-a-comic/film-within-a-film, structurally parallel
  • Comics and the subtler relationships between comics and cinema
  • Deep historical connections, development of film and comics
  • Filmmaking techniques and methods of comic book creators
  • Formal metacomics, narrative construction/conventions within comics
  • Jimmie robinson's bomb queen, and editor girl, and the filth
  • Metacomics, on how metafictional content can be constructed
  • The filmstrip argument, comics, as a subspecies of film
  • Why comics are not films, metacomics and medium-specific conventions

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