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Mid-Atlantic Popular &
American Culture Association

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Comics, Cartoons, and Video Gaming

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Quincy Thomas (Bowling Green State University)
Allan W. Austin (Misericordia University)

The Comics, Cartoons, and Video Gaming area examines storytelling in and the cultural significance of graphic and visual formats apart from live action. Subjects studied include the alternate realities of graphic novels and comic books, the impact of cartoons in formats ranging from one-panel editorials to traditional and computer animation, and the meta-realities of digital gaming.

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