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Hudson 1 Mary Beth Hudson Professor Chancellor English 104 6 April 2014 Annotated Bibliography Barlow . “Ooo...pretty­uh, i mean, The Arrival by Shaun Tan ” Freshman Monroe Scholars .  Wordpress . 14 July 2011  Web . 5 April 2015 .  This article analyzes the images in Shaun Tan’s graphic novel The Arrival . The  author of the article starts by explaining the general storyline of the graphic novel . He  explains that the novel only has images and the only language that appears is the made up language of the new world . The author mentions that most of the images show the exploit of the main character and of the characters that he meets along his journey . He then looks at Tan’s actual drawing style  He notices that one of the images looks exactly like a  photograph of a boy holding a sign announcing the sinking of the Titanic . Then the  author takes a look at the coloring . He shows different examples of the different colors  that appear in the novel and explains what they mean in the situation .  This article would be very useful for someone who is interested in examining the  style of Tan’s graphic novel  The author of this article goes into detail of the lack of  language, the style, and the color of the images . He gives many examples and gives a  good explanation of each .  Hudson 2 Burg, Evelyn . “Philosophy and Ethics .” LaGuardia. LaGuardia Community College . n.d   Web .  5 April 2015 .  This article focuses on the ethical issues of Art Spiegelman’s The Complete Maus.  Burg first explains how Spiegelman himself faces an ethical issue . He disregarded his  promise to his father that he would not include some of Vladek’s stories that he feels are  embarrassing . Burg then goes on to explain that the subject of Maus itself brings up  ethical issues  The novel is about World War II, one of the most ethically challenging  situation of modern times .  This article would be useful for someone who is interested in examining the  ethically issues in the novel . This article gives two good examples of the issues that  Spiegelman faces, but mostly focuses on World War II . It does not focus at all on the  ethical issues that Vladek had to face . This article would only be useful to mention it  once or twice and the reader would need to do other research in order to back up their  point.  Charlesworth, Catherine . “A Wordless World: Shaun Tan’s Approach to the Silent Graphic  Novel .” Critics At Large. Critics At Large . 10 December 2011 . Web . 5 April 2015 .  This article examines the colors and images in Shaun Tan’s The Arrival .  Charlesworth starts by explaining how Tan uses only illustrations to depict his story . She  describes the how Tan uses the color of his images to show the seriousness of the  moment . He also uses color to show a passing of time . The author also mentions how  Hudson 3 Tan’s style make his strange and unfamiliar world seem real and familiar  He gives his  characters distinctive features and shows his skill at portraiture .  This article would be very useful for someone who is interested in examining the  color and style of Tan’s graphic novel . it gives detail and uses examples to address the  Tan’s color and style . The author goes through every color that is present in the novel  and  analyzes the main character and the ways he draws the different images .  Claudio, Esther . “Marjane Satrapi’s Elaborate Simplicity .” The Comics Grid . The Comics  Grid:  Journal of Comics Scholarship, 28 March 2011 . Web . 4 April 2015 .  This article is a critical review of Marjane Satrapi’s The Complete Persepolis . The  author is credible because she is a PhD student who is focusing on comics  and  cyberculture and is also a co­editor on the blog that this article is found on . The article  focuses on Marjane finding her identity throughout her childhood and teenage years . It  shows the differences between Marjane and the traditional Iran women . Claudio  examines three images from Satrapi’s novel in order to show the differeces . She shows  how the traditional women are portrayed in the veils and how Marjane and her friends  look at them with discontent .  Claudio explains that Marjane’s identity is formed from  the  Western and Eastern cultures that she has encountered .  This article would be useful for anyone who is examining Marjane’s identity or  coming of age . Claudio explains and give examples of how Marjane is a product of the  cultures that she has been exposed to  After reading this article, the reader gains a good  Hudson 4 understanding of how Marjane’s identity comes to be . This article is a good one to use  for  those interested in this topic   Marino, Ana . “Memory in Comics: Testimonial, Autobiographical and Historical Space in  Maus .” Transatlantica . Transatlantica: American Studies Journal . n.d. Web . 5 April  2015 .  This article analyzes many aspects of memory in Maus . The author starts by  giving a very lengthy introduction on both Maus and the importance of memory and  storytelling . The author uses Maus as an example to explain each of the points he makes to show the importance of the different aspects of memory  She focuses on the feeling  that show in memory, survival, testimony, the muted voice of memory, and childhood .  This article would be excellent for someone who is interested in examining the  use of memory in Maus . The article gives a very lengthy and in depth discussion of the  topic . The author gives good examples and clearly makes her point . She does not leave  anything out when explaining how important memory is in Maus . If someone used this  article while analyzing memory in Maus, they would be able to fully understand the  importance of it after reading this article .  Ortbal, Kathryn  “Analysis and Evaluation of the Themes in Fun Home ” Graphic Novels .   personal . 6 October 2010 . Web . 4 April 2015   This article examines the different themes of Alison Bechdel’s novel Fun Home . The author first starts by summarizing what the novel is about . She then focuses  Hudson 5 on the  themes of gender roles, sexual orientation, and fatherhood . Ortbal says that Bechdel and  her father struggled with gender roles  This struggle was through both public and mental  means . She then explains how Bechdel and her father struggled realizing their sexual  orientation . Her final examination is on the theme of fatherhood . She says that the way  Bechdel’s father acted as a parent meant everything to Bechdel in her development as a  person .  This article would be useful for many reasons  It would be useful for someone  who was interested in examining identity . The author’s examination of gender identity,  sexual orientation, and her father as a parent could be used to show how Bechdel’s  identity came to be . This article would also be useful for someone who is interested in  examining how Bechdel and her father are similar .  Ortbal, Kathryn . “Fun Home: Bechdel’s Representation of the Character of her Father Through  Illustrated Expression ” Graphic Novels . personal psu .edu . 16 October 2010 . Web . 4  April 2015 .  This article examines how Bechdel’s father is better understood through his facial  expressions . Ortbal explains that while he was copping with his struggles, he had a blank  expression . He was depicted as having the same expression in his casket  Ortbal mentions that there were only four instances that he smiles  They are all times when Bechdel’s  father feels like he does not have to hide and is at peace with himself . These moments are when Bechdel and her father connect the most   Hudson 6 This article would be useful for those interested in examining Bechdel and her  father’s relationship . It could also be used to show how the two are similar . It shows that  her father is most comfortable when he feels like he does not have to hide his  homosexuality and Bechdel feels the same way . The article gives good examples of  instances where Bechdel’s father’s expressions clearly show how he is feeling inside .  Sneddon, Laura . “Persepolis .” The F Word . The F Word: Contemporary UK Feminism . 23  Feb .  2012 . Web . 4 April 2015 .  This article focuses on explaining the Persepolis is a great book for feminists to  read despite the fact that Satrapi has expressed that she is a humanist, not a feminist . The  author of this article if a freelance writer that writes about comics theory and history  focusing on women in comics . Sneddon first starts by saying that Satrapi’s novel is a  good read for feminists and gives a simple summary of the novel . She then talks about  how Satrapi portrays Iranian women . She also mentions that different moments where  Satrapi shows feministic tendencies despite disassociating herself from feminism . She  shows that Iranian women are not women that require help from the free women of the  West . Sneddon mentions that she is showing  that they are fighting for their freedom .  This article would be useful for those who are interested in the feminism found in  Satrapi’s novel . It gives the examples that would be needed to make their point and  explains how this novel should be important to feminists . Sneddon thinks the novel  Hudson 7 reminds feminists what feminism should be about . The reader could use this information  to help make their point that Satrapi’s novel has a strong sense of feminism  


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