Introduction. The sign maker, Ben Jennings, has created a political gag referencing the Whitehouse and Donald Trump in regards to the Charlottesville White Supremacist rallies & protests. This political gag was later awarded British Political Cartoon of the year (2017). The creator, Ben Jennings, is a world wide renowned cartoonist and illustrator, who has contributed… Read More A Single Gag Post.
‘Mocking SpongeBob…’ Meme’s are platforms for every day humour using contexts that are political, social, humorous or purely entertainment. According to Rodney Jones and Christoph Hafner memes can be defined at ‘an idea which spreads like a virus’ (2012: 196) therefore a successful meme can be viewed by hundreds of spectators. Internet memes can occur… Read More Viral Memes: An Analysis.
Jones and Hefner define transactional costs as ‘The amount of effort, time or other resources expended in making a transaction such as sending a message’ (2012: 200), therefore to talk ‘face to face’ has a high transactional cost. This is because the addresser and addressee both have to commit to facial language, body language and… Read More Transactional Costs.
A critical analysis of ones own work is first and foremost a lot harder than analysing someone else’s work. Nobody likes to pick faults, or typically appear as egotistical towards their own work, two very fine lines to cross. However, it is now time for me to critique my blog. The Appearance: For my blog… Read More Analysis of One’s Own.
Rachael Ball is a Cartoonist and Illustrator. The piece of her work I am focusing on is The Trick. This is a short Graphic narrative about Ida and Arthur. The premise of the comic is the character Arthur visits another character Ida, and is told to go away. However when he leaves he is attacked… Read More The Trick.
Breakdown of Affordances: The scottmcloud.com webpage itself is extremely easy to navigate. Different multimodal tools such as images, hyperlinks, video’s, and contact points allow for great interaction. The page layout shows a very linear ‘F’ layout through the use of panels and gutters – demonstrating a traditional comic book style. The single navigation bar (figure… Read More Multimodal Affordances of Web Comics.