Ian Horton - Living the Dream (24 Hr Comic)
Any type of content contributed to an academic conference, such as papers, presentations, lectures or proceedings.
Living the Dream employs the character Konijntje vanme Man to consider the impact lockdown had on a devoted comic book fan, lecturer and family man. Konijntje vanme Man was originally used in comic book form to create a narrative for Thierry Chessum’s PhD thesis Graphic Interrogation in Psychosocial Research: Deleuze and Comics and Middle-aged Men in which Thierry used comic books created by middle-aged men to elicit discussion of their relationships. Living the Dream takes images from the comic created for Thierry and repurposes them to explore the use of collage and ‘self-swiping’ as part of my current research into notions of style and cultural history in evaluating the work of Jack Kirby from an art-historical perspective.