City Of Glass Visual Analysis

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What is the difference between a writer writing a novel and an artist creating a work of art? They are different forms of media, but they both strive for the same goal- to inform or entertain an audience. Both are imperfect medium created for it’s audience to submerge themselves within it and along the way they establish an emotional connection with different aspects of the work. The graphic novel adaptation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass, by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli, does a great job captivating the possibility of impossibly that is embodied in the novel, while creating simple images that will help better understand the complexity of the work. While creating the graphic novel, Karasik and Mazzucchelli chose to keep it in black…show more content…
In the Power of Comics: History, Form and Culture the author claims,” Using Black and white instead of color can also affect the meaning of a story. Because many of the most ambitious and critically acclaimed comics works have told their stories without using primary colors, black and white, or at least subtle colors, has become emblematic of serious comic books” (Duncan and Smith, 142). The City of Glass is story of Quinn slowly descending into madness, using colors would have taken away the seriousness that Auster was trying to portray. The black and white makes the reader concentrate and capture every detail within each panel making sure that they do not miss anything because they were blinded by all the colors. In the article The Effects of Different Colors on the Human Mind and Body the author claimed, “Every color has a unique effect on individuals and stimulates various responses” (Editorial Staff). Karasik and Mazzucchelli took under considerations the effects that colors may have on people emotions; every color can subconsciously create feelings within a person. They did not want their audience to have an emotional bias when reading their graphic novel, this may cause the
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