We often talk about the mutual cooperation between words and images in comics, but it’s no news that there are many comics out there that do not use words.
Their range is as broad as possible – from short, humorous comics to touching and complex comic book novels. But how do silent comics differ from others? How much cooperation and involvement in telling the story is expected from the reader? Does the comics’ form have to follow different principles? What are the limitations of silent comics? What about temporality and shaping convincing characters? Does the visual language operate according to the same principles as text?
We’ll learn about the different narrative options offered by silent comics from Katja Štesl, a PhD student of literary sciences and a member of the Stripburger editorial team.
Spilt Ink is a series of (online) lectures and discussions about comics with experts and fans of this artistic discipline, in preparation for the 2021 edition of the Tinta comics festival at Kino Šiška in October.
Organisation: Kino Šiška