Performing form and playing in print: comics in Oxford’s other paper

Gray, Margaret (2019) Performing form and playing in print: comics in Oxford’s other paper. In: Oxford Comics Network; 05 Feb 2019, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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One of Alan Moore’s earliest comics, ‘St Pancras Panda’ (1978-9), appeared in Oxford community paper the Backstreet Bugle. Renowned as a scriptwriter, Moore started off as a cartoonist, and with this strip consolidated not only the acute social satire and genre iconoclasm that would characterise his writing, but a ludic and performative graphic style, refracting a countercultural aesthetics that bridged the underground and alternative press. This paper will explore the politics of Moore’s playful, self-reflexive cartooning by attending to the relationship between the strip and the paper it was printed in, in terms of outlook, visual design and material production.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Event Title: Oxford Comics Network
Organising Body: The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
Research Area: Art and design
Communication, cultural and media studies
History of art, architecture and design
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Kingston School of Art > Visual and Material Culture Research Centre
Depositing User: Margaret Gray
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2019 10:05
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2019 13:18

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