Ian Horton - Living the Dream (24 Hr Comic)
conference contributionposted on 2020-06-29, 09:27 authored by Ian HortonIan Horton
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.