Digital comics. Forms and functions

Start - End 
2019 - 2022 (ongoing)
Research Focus 



The project intends to examine a key corpus of digital comics from a formal perspective, analyzing the way they experiment with the features offered by the digital format. This involves reflecting on the forms that can be adopted in the digital environment once the page format is no longer a constraint. It also means investigating their specificities for what concerns multimodality (the inclusion of different modes, such as audio and animations), interactivity (letting the reader actively navigate the structures she is facing) and immersion (drawing the reader into the narrative). Finally, it implies reflecting on the question of the preservation of digital comics when faced to issues of technological obsolescence.