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02/2016 Illustration

 

 

“A picture is worth a thousand words,“ Neil Gaiman explains and thus already hints at the immediacy and the sensual and intellectual presence of images – an appreciation which illustration is not always awarded, as pointed out amongst others by Jutta Bauer in her acceptance speech for the special prize of the German Children’s Literature Award in 2009. Often neglected by readers and buyers, the visual and illustrational presentation of books has an enormous impact on the reading experience, a fact that has received growing attention in children’s literature research in the last few years. Furthermore, various segments of the children’s literature market such as the comic are highly influential on the wider art and media scene.
This issue of interjuli focuses exclusively on illustration. In our “Studio”-section, we are delighted to provide a forum to two scholars who are simultaneously illustrators and children’s writers: Rebecca Palmer allows us an insight into the development of illustrations as hybrid narratives situated between comics and picture books, and the influence of the reading moment on their creation and reception, while Sarah McConnell uses her own illustrations as examples to reflect on the possibilities of visualising sequential movement in illustrated children’s books. Furthermore, Maren Bonacker seizes the chance to talk to picture book experts Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Gabriela Wenke and Jochen Hering about current developments in the picture book market.
On the basis of Walter Moers’ Zamonia-novels, Anna Stemmann creates a visual narratology of image- and text-symbiosis. Dealing with concrete examples of illustrated characters and narratives, Ingrid Tomkowiak traces the development of the Swiss comic character Globi and his cultural relevance, and Michael Bahn uses the GDR children’s book Die Polizeituba to analyse children’s book illustrations as performances of the implicit. Finally, Marianna Missiou und Diamanti Anagnostopoulou examine the way wordless picture books deal with and negotiate concepts of time and space.

 

 


Table of Content

Editorial
Überlegungen zu einer visuellen Narratologie. Bild- und Text-Symbiose in Walter Moers’ Zamonien-Romanen
        Anna Stemmann
Cherished, Controversial, Obsolete, Revived: A Popular Swiss Cartoon Figure through the Decades
        Ingrid Tomkowiak
Illustratorische Inszenierung des Impliziten: Überlegungen zur Kinder- und Jugendliteratur der DDR am Beispiel von Helmuth Gerbers Die Polizeituba
        Michael Bahn
Challenging Time and Space in Wordless Picturebooks
        Marianna Missiou/Diamanti Anagnostopoulou

STUDIO
From Comics to Picturebooks: The Reading Moment as Focus for Devising Hybrid Narratives
        Rebecca Palmer
Creating the Illusion of Movement: How Do Children’s Illustrated Books Embody Sequential Momentum?
        Sarah McConnell
Was ist los im Bilderbuch? Ein Gespräch mit Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer, Gabriela Wenke und Jochen Hering
        Maren Bonacker

REZENSIONEN/REVIEWS
Maulwurfstadt (Torben Kuhlmann)
Manuela Kalbermatten
Herr Schnuffels (David Wiesner)
Henrieke Hahn
Klein (Stina Wirsén)
Maren Bonacker
Are You Sitting Comfortably? (Leigh Hodgkinson)
Penni Cotton
Rohrkrepierer (Isabel Kreitz)
Anna Stemmann
Hilfe, dieses Buch hat meinen Hund gefressen! (Richard Byrne)
Annika Baldaeus
Maria Had a Little Llama/ María tenia una Llamita (Angela Dominguez);   The Wheels on the Bus (Melanie Williamson)?
Karen Sands-O’Connor

Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature:?Reading between the Sheets (Bryan Gillis/Joanna Simpson)
Marion Rana
Bild ist Text ist Bild: Narration und Ästhetik in der Graphic Novel (Susanne Hochreiter/Ursula Klingenböck (Hg.))
Scott Brand
Die Welt in Bildern: Erfahrung und Evidenz in Friedrich J. Bertuchs „Bilderbuch für Kinder“ (Silvy Chakkalakal)
Wiebke Helm
Computerspiel und Lebenswelt:?Kulturanthropologische Perspektiven (Thomas Lackner)
Tamara Werner