An Artist, a Cowboy and Some Ontological Jokes: A Nordic Contribution to the Understanding of Comics in Art

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Abstrakti

The article investigates the phenomenon of ontological jokes in storytelling. As an example of this, it describes the genesis and semiotics of Pavan, an avant-garde cartoon by the Swedish visual artist Elis Eriksson. The basic characteristics of Pavan, with its mix of visual simplicity and semiotic subtleties, were present already in the exhibition Indians and a cowboy in 1965. Later the three-dimensional narratives of the exhibition were transferred to the comic medium. This process is directly reflected in some ontological jokes and paradoxes in the cartoon. The Author argues that Peircean semiotics offers a necessary theoretical frame for describing such jokes and paradoxes.
AlkuperäiskieliEi tiedossa
OtsikkoComics and Power: Representing and Questioning Culture, Subjects and Communities
ToimittajatRikke Platz Cortsen, Erin La Cour, Anne Magnussen
KustantajaCambridge scholars publishing
Sivut44–71
ISBN (painettu)978-1-4438-7086-3
TilaJulkaistu - 2015
OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan osa tai toinen tutkimuskirja

Keywords

  • Art History
  • Comics
  • Nordic countries
  • Semiotics
  • Visual Studies
  • philosophy of art

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