05 October 2009

A Big World

This chapter was about three specific revolutions to Comics. These three revolutions are all based on one thing, diversity. McCloud clearly expresses that with out diversity in Comics the industry by which the medium depends on to survive will surely break down. According to McCloud, the diversity of Comics was starting to grow. This was during the time of World War II when mean had to fight for their country, so women took up the reins in some Comics. However, When the war ended, so did most of the female comics.

Other then gender, minority representation is a another revolution that is key to Comics. By this he means minority writers. McCloud wants this because, "when writing about a social or physical condition which onlya minority can experience, members of that minority will have an advantage in portraying it" (McCloud 12). This is meaning that basically the person with the same enthnicity as the reader is going to have an advantage in the way of communicating and or portraying the story to the reader themself.

After the first two revolutions discussed in this chapter are complete, then is when 9, genre diversity will happen. McCloud states this in, "Diversity of Genre is a key result of our two previous revolutions and alos in a sense, contains them both" (McCloud 17).

This chapter was more difficult to understand. However, what McCloud is talking about, I think is key to Comics coming out of its dreaded slump. Hopefully Comics can get out of it before it's too late.

1 comment:

  1. This is a pretty good post, Zach--one of your better. But be careful about over-generalizing. Minority representation does not only mean minority writers, but also minority artists, characters, and readers. Still, not bad.