Documentary Comics

Graphic Truth-Telling in a Skeptical Age

  • Authors
  • Nina¬†Mickwitz

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comics and Graphic Novels book series (PSCGN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 1-11
  3. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 13-28
  4. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 29-57
  5. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 91-114
  6. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 115-141
  7. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 143-157
  8. Nina Mickwitz
    Pages 159-160
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-187

About this book


Can comics be documentary, and can documentary take the form of, and thus be, comics? Examining comics as documentary, this book challenges the persistent assumption that ties documentary to recording technologies, and instead engages an understanding of the category in terms of narrative, performativity and witnessing. Through a cluster of early twenty-first century comics, Nina Mickwitz argues that these comics share a documentary ambition to visually narrate and represent aspects and events of the real world.


Comics documentary documentary representation subjectivity graphic narrative argue cluster Comic culture history history of literature media studies memory social science truth

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