Comics-Prose: Evolving Manga in the Twenty-First Century
This chapter is about the need for comics to evolve in a manner that will incorporate other forms of storytelling that it previously didn’t. Taking into account the need to expand an audience and the limits of selling hardcopies of comics, the author Queenie Chan discusses the difficulty of drawing serialised comics that is the nature of the Japanese industry, and some of the possible solutions to the problem. One solution she has discovered is mixing prose with comics—which permits an evolution of the medium in a direction which was previously unseen.
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