Big Superman

What kind of languages do we use apart from the language we speak?
The focus of this book is on ‘body language’ in comics. In American comics, it is fascinating to see how busy the pages are. With speech bubbles, detailed backgrounds and characters, the pages are fully filled and each element is quite ‘chatty’ as itself. Cropping the character, who is a superman, reveals how important the context is to understand the body language.

All images from ‘The bronze age of DC Comics, 1970-1984 / by Paul Levitz ; art direction and design by Josh Baker’ published by Köln, Germany : Taschen, [2015]
This book was made as an experiment, not for sale.

Softcover, 16 pp
70 x 70 mm
Digital print, hand-stitched
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