Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Little Nemo +

Loved Little Nemo!
Calvin and Hobbes!

I loved Little Nemo. I thought it was really cool that the comics were all part of a recurring dream, and that they'd end with him falling out of bed. I really wanted to know what was going to happen but he'd wake up. It reminds me of my dreams, because I have some crazy ones sometimes and then I wake up and I get upset I won't know what was going to happen in the rest of it.
Calvin and Hobbes I used to read when I was younger. I couldn't relate to him though, my imagination was never like that! I wasn't really sure what was happening either, because it was all in his head but I couldn't imagine what his parents or friends were thinking or seeing. Cody showed me a clip from Robot Chicken where they were making fun of exactly what I was thinking.

I thought it was pretty funny.

And Peanuts was another comic I used to read when I was younger. I liked all these a lot. :) I remember my grandma wold always save to comics from the newspapers to give to my brother an I, and peanuts were one of my favorites, along with Garfield. And when I was in elementary school I would read Garfield comics in my spanish class as my homework since I was the only one who already spoke it, and I lived on Garfield street!

understanding comics

Sunday, January 16, 2011

The Arrival

I wasn't sure what to expect from this book when I heard that it was wordless. I was confused as to how I was supposed to read a wordless novel, but I went and bought it anyways, and I'm glad I did. I'm a photography major so I saw the images kind of like pictures. It was odd at first, I tried to figure out what things meant and what things were, but I realized, I didn't have to try to figure it out in my own language because that's what life is really like for immigrants, I'm sure. Not having any idea what anything is.
I was confused about when he opened his luggage in his new place and his family was sitting at a table inside. That part confused me, but that was about it. I really enjoyed all the details in the images, Shaun Tan must have some imagination to come up with this new world like that.