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So, what is comics journalism? I know, answering that question it’s like combining two big questions to create a monster. There are many ways to define comics. And even more ways to define journalism. But I had to come up with a definition of comics journalism for my master thesis and so here it is, my
Frankenstein definition of comics journalism:
Comics journalism are juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer. The images must at least partially fulfill academically published criteria for journalistic quality.
Clearly, the fist part of my definition is Scott McClouds definition of comics (Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art, 1993, p. 9). In the second part, instead of defining journalism, I try to aim at the fact that it is important to have criteria to follow as a comics journalist. However, those criteria can vary. But everyone who claims something is comics journalism should also talk about their criteria for journalistic quality.
I know, my definition is far from being perfect. Please tell me yours.
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