Elizabeth Allyn WoockPalacký University Olomouc · Department of English and American Studies
Elizabeth Allyn Woock
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Page 4 includes: a general layout and stylistic reference to Chris Ware's illustrations, the dragon form of Nimona from the eponymous graphic novel (Noelle Stevenson, 2015), T.S. Elliot's opening from The Wasteland (1922), the "Put a Bird on It" schtick from the tv show Portlandia with Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein (S1 E2, 2011), Alan Moore's...
This study examines how medievalist comics insist on their historical accuracy (implying that they represent authentic facts, rather than simulacra) and routinely present brutality and invisibility as linked with an authentic Middle Ages while also restricting fair representation to the world of fantasy. Witches and pagan magical beings are context...
This article in comics form looks at an under-investigated phenomenon of nun characters appearing in contemporary comics as a unified trope. Appearing with a strong degree of uniformity, these stock characters share a unique costume, weaponry, repeated storylines, and most importantly, are couched in medievalism. To explain the development of these...
The notion that Bishop Robert, personally, would be actively taking a stance against mendicants, or the Franciscans specifically on the issue of stigmata, seems contradictory to statements Robert made concerning stigmata and the utility of preachers in his own writings. The assumption that Robert was an antimendicant places blind faith in the credu...
(Th)inking is a series of informal visual explorations into a range of questions that pop up in the creation of sequential art and comic books. This two-pronged approach should both identify possible directions of future research, as well as experiment with the communication of complex ideas through the medium of sequential art.