Date of Award
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Art Practices and University Honors
Graphic novels -- Authorship, Creative writing, Graphic novels -- Social aspects
Graphic narratives, such as comics and graphic novels, innately include formal features that invite reader participation. Reading a graphic narrative means contributing to the work. I created a graphic novelette, Lovely, Satisfied, Indifferent Eyes, that prioritizes the conceptual collaboration between author and reader. I did this by enhancing the formal features of the gutter, visual voice, braiding, and temporal representation (time). Creating a graphic narrative that relies on reader participation allows the author and the work to benefit from the vast networks of diverse readers, made possible by the internet and the increased communication in our world as a whole.
Fitzpatrick, Brigid K., "Collaborative Features of Graphic Narratives: Research for "Lovely, Satisfied, Indifferent Eyes"" (2019). University Honors Theses. Paper 798.