I am happy and proud to show you the first academic comic I co-created: Lines and Bodies.
This is an argumentative piece on some of the ways in which our bodies are involved in reading comics. It draws on theories by Laura U Marks, Robert Vischer, and James Elkins. The text and the art together show that there is more to comics than what meets the eye: in fact, we interpret lines, dynamism, direction, texture, movement based on the experiences of our bodies. These ideas are also found in my book, Comics and the Body, which will come out in November 2020 with the Ohio State University Press.
The artist who illustrated it is Boglárka Littner, a really smart young artist who is my mentee at Milestone Institute, Budapest and who is interested in making comics and sculptures.