Monday, October 28, 2013

Section II


Contrast: Played Sports in Middle School to keep his morale up, bit he then quit sports in high school because he was getting depressed by them.

Parallel: Constant obsession with things, whether it be his image, memorization of statistics, or his athleticism, he is obsessive compulsive over everything in his life.


Parallel: The faces on the bottom panels of pgs. 32 and 33 show him wearing the same facial expression with his younger and older self.

Contrast: When he was little, he liked his parents' grocery store, but in High School it shows him covered by the shadow of the ceiling  as he thinks to himself about leaving the store for another job.

1. Frames: All the frames are, for the most part, rectangular. The average number of panels is about 4 to 5. Large panels usually show more wide scaled events are events of major importance that require the use of a large frame to visualize. Smaller frames are usually less important or just contain small dialogue, and/or thought rectangles at the top of the panel. Each page usually has one topic or event occurring on it. If Pekar has to explain a lot, he uses a bunch of small frames to express more words and dialogue, where if the drawing is all that is needed, like an all out brawl between him and other people he had to fight he will show very little if any dialogue accompanied with a thought at the top of the panel, and finally a very large picture. If I were to place chapters, I would do it after each time stage in his life: elementary, middle school, high school, college, etc....

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