A Comparison Of The City Of Glass And The City Of Glass

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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 in white instead of using all hues of color. The City of Glass is a detective novel; anything that is connected to a detective will also be associated with to the various tones of black and grays because of the old detective movies. 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
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