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  • Peanuts Comic Strip

    Peanuts is a classic comic strip that was created by an average, everyday man, debuting in 1950. Charles Schulz created the strip based on his own emotions and personality. The comic strip slowly became more popular by the year and over sixty years later, it is the one of the most famous and influential comic strips ever created. Originally, Peanuts was a gag strip, or a single-paneled strip with a caption beneath the drawing, with typical characters and childish situations. (Walker, 407). But, Schulz slowly developed the personalities for his characters. Adults are rarely depicted in the strip and, when they are, you cannot see their entire body or understand what they are saying. Since adults are rarely introduced, the children of the strip experience regular childhood situations, but approach them with the mindset of an adult. (Walker, 438). In the beginnings of the comic, Peanuts was only a “space-saving feature.” On October 2, 1950, the comic debuted in seven different newspapers. The comic has four square and equally sized panels, which newspapers can reconfigure into a vertical or horizontal format in order for it to fit on the page. Schulz’s artwork for the strip is simple with graphics that can stand out on a page, so, even when the sizes of the strips were…

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  • Calvin And Hobbes The Voice Of The Lonely Child Analysis

    In Hill’s essay she exerts authority by speaking as if she was speaking for everyone who had ever read “Calvin and Hobbes”. Hill also feels as if she has the authority to speak on this matter because she went through a situation similar to Calvin’s. She writes “…he taught an entire generation of children…” implying and assuming that every kid in that generation was taught the same lesson she had learned from the comic (244). Just like Hill, Rubin also displays a confidence when she boldly writes…

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  • Symbolism Techniques And Contributions: An Analysis Of Two Cartoonists

    Symbolism by definition is the usage of certain objects or signs to stand for bigger meanings, concepts or ideas. In the first cartoon the beaten up man with that head which looks like the earth is a symbol for the earth, the cartoonist meant by that image to show people the bad effects of overpopulation on the earth, and that earth will no longer be able to face this problem or handle its effects. In the second cartoon the earth is being presented by a man or a boy being showered, the…

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  • Racism In Jim Demonakos The Silence Of Our Friends

    for both parties. Whites did not show equality towards blacks, they discriminated them and treated them in an inhumane manner. Blacks always fought for equality and whites fought against them. Racism is seen in the comic book The Silence of Our Friends by Mark Long, Jim Demonakos, and Nate Powell. It demonstrates the civil rights fight between blacks and whites during the post-war era. Comic books during and after the World war two were very popular…

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  • Anticipatory Worksheet

    knowledge) = Inference. Explain that today we will be looking at comic strips. Ask, “Who here has seen or read a comic strip?” Ensure every child’s hand is raised, if not, proceed…

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  • What Is It Like To Be A Bat By Nagel

    decided that a comic book strip would show exactly what needed to be shown in a manner appropriate for my response. It seemed like a very basic and elementary way of interpreting a philosophical argument, but in the end that really was my intention in response to the article. When deciding how to go about drawing it out and demonstrating the articles main question, I found it very difficult to really get my point across even though it was such a simple way of interpreting it. Trying to relay the…

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  • School Is Hell Analysis

    society, enabling one to pursue in the attainment of knowledge. For some however, school is what Matt Groening explicitly states within the title of his works: school is hell. Groening’s comics are fused with hilarity: the generalization of teachers and students, the sardonic remarks about the hierarchical structure of the institutionalized setting. His portrayals of school life are cynical, even sarcastic at times. Still, it does reveal an unwavering truth about particular facets of school.…

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  • Similarities Between Crumb And Harvey Pekar

    The question is do you think that it is important Robert Crumb and Harvey Pekar were part of the underground comic scene and for years no one knew of the two of them. For me personally I think they were very important because now they're getting a lot of attention for their works. If that doesn't make someone believe that there important then I don't know what can . For their styles are similar they oddly complement one another and honestly they make a good team depending on how you think about…

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  • Spiegelman's Use Of Deontology In Maus: A Survivors Tale

    Comic have been one of the newest forms of literature, with the first comic strips being introduced nearly 120 years ago. One cartoonist who has been instrumental to comics gaining notoriety in recent years is Art Spiegelman, who drew and wrote Maus: A Survivors Tale. This series of comics gives a detailed account of Art’s Father, Vladek Spiegelman and his survival of the Holocaust. While the world is no stranger to Holocaust literature, Maus brought the genre to comics in a manner which takes…

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  • Comic Book Propaganda

    what extent did comic books function as propaganda in the United States during World War Two? Comic books to a great extent functioned as propaganda in the United States during World War Two. Propaganda is defined as “the organized dissemination of information or allegations to assist or damage the cause of a government or movement” , a criteria which the comic books of the era exemplify, with their deliverance of a strong pro-Allied, anti-Axis message, which served to both boost patriotism and…

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