Motion comics: modes of adaptation and the issue of authenticity

Smith, Craig (2012) Motion comics: modes of adaptation and the issue of authenticity. Animation Practice, Process & Production, 1 (2). pp. 357-378. ISSN 2042-7875.

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Motion comics can be considered as an emerging form of digital animation that typically appropriates and remediates an existing comic book narrative and artwork into a screen-based animated narrative. One such example of motion comic adaptation is The Watchmen, which was released on DVD and is also available on the iTunes online store as a digital download. This article argues that this new hybrid media raises unique considerations in terms of adaptation, and therefore provides a brief summary of key debates in adaptation studies, with a particular emphasis on the issue of authenticity. This is followed by a study of conventional adaptation practices from a comic book source and the emerging digital post-production approaches of animators and creative practitioners in the motion comic field, including a discussion on the importance of sound.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Images contained within this document are used for nonprofit educational purpose and are copyright of DC Comics and Dark Horse Comics.
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts > N0061 Theory. Philosophy. Aesthetics of the visual arts
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Dr Craig Smith
Date Deposited: 21 May 2015 15:07
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2016 20:19

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