The Significance of Auteurs to Comics
Hunt, Jacob Paul
Atlanta, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.F.A.) -- Sequential Art
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Sequential Art
Includes bibliographical references (p.19-20).
This thesis examines the role of auteurism in the ascendancy of comics into artistic legitimacy in the eyes of critics, academics, and the general public. Historical obstacles to this position are outlined, as well as circumstances by which these barriers were overcome. The preconceptions of critical and wider audiences in relation to auteurism are discussed, as well as auteurism as a motivating force for particular creators. Ultimately, this thesis argues that the work of comics auteurs has been essential to the medium’s appreciation as valid literature and artwork.
CHAIR: Schweizer, Chris
PDF : 46 p. : ill
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