Thursday, October 30, 2008

finishing first book of maus

group one
topic 3
p99 lines showing he is scared
p96 phone ringing
p143 lines to show darkness in closet
146 lines to show darkness

So in reading the rest of the first book, it made me very upset. I mean everything is written very well, but I would rather not put myself in the this story. I like how the style of everything doesn't change throughout the book, and there is nothing absract.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

maus chapters 1-2

group 1

I find the topic of the holocaust extremely difficult to deal with. In high school I took a college credit course on this and had a lot of trouble staying in the room when the movies where playing. I really hope these books are better, and more tolerable. Also I know some survivors and have heard there stories so I would like to compare this book to what i haev heard.

p21 when on the phone the way it is written
p 20 when lucia is on the floor begging there is nothing abstract to represent this
p28 worry with the marks of sweat coming off his face

Saturday, October 25, 2008

blankets chapters 1-2

The amount of pictures vary, however, when Thompson is making a dramatic scene there seems to be only one picture per page.
on page 89 I liked how it showed meeting different types of people, even those who are going against the rules.
p93 Why does this scene take up one page?
p208-209 why have jesus, and her naked?

fun home chapters 3-7

On page 100 I asked myself was is there a picture of a semi naked guy, what was the meaning of having this here.
Books all over…kind of a mess…disorinting … feels like she is in the womb she is in the fetal postion.
Page 79 in the fetal postion talking to her family on te phone same book on th phone
With mycloud in mind why does she put the photoes in a completely different imagiry than the rest of the book? The less relaistic they are so we can put ourselves in them, so we can relate to them.
Age 94 last panel smiling just a little bit
P219 biggest his eye is
You see his handwriting.
Timeless pp179 first time you get a full veiw of everything see there world see the tree tipped ove rin the back. See the house. Sort of weight to te photo.
Transitions…action to action
Aspect to aspect
On page 70 mcloud lists the actions. The doment form of transtion in western is action to action
P220 221 we have one block eveything is the same size
3-5 images per pages
relationships with words and pictures

for spet 25

In chapter 5 I was impressed by how they showed how emotions are expressed in graphic novels. On page 126, McCloud uses different types of boxes to show emotion in different ways. However, I was really impressed with page 129 when the girl blows the boy a kiss to show how symbols work. Since symbols are frequently used in graphic novels, I was quite happy when this was presented.
On page 148 I like how different art is represented throughout different cultures and times.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

last chapters of blankets

As in the first chapters, the last two chapters also are majority scene to scene. I really enjoy this style, it really allows the reader to be drawn into the story.
page 242 the style of the painting was scene to scene
I like how it was placed to the side, it really grabs a readers eye.
page 580 went out of the normal and was moment to moment, I think the reasoning was to make a dramatic ending, which was acompished very well.

first post on blankets

pages 34-35 seems to be moment to moment with the way the boxs are postioned and how he is panicing.
pages 38-39 really got my attention because it seems different from the way everything else is styled, it seemed as if it was scene to scene...I realy appreciated the way the words were written in the bottom of the boxs.
the first two chapters are mostly scene to scene.