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Dystopia and Multimodality in Spanish Comics. Hoy es un buen día para morir by Colo

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Jorge Catala-CarrascoORCiD


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This chapter explores the dystopian graphic novel Hoy es un buen día para morir (2016) by Jesús Colomina Orgaz (Colo) as an example of the genre’s recent revival in comics (but also in literature), which has proved effective in the creation of alternative imaginaries combining the critical apparatus articulated by the 15M movement. Using multimodality as a methodology for the analysis, the chapter argues that the comic unfolds into two interconnected technical media of display, graphic narrative and a musical album, demonstrating that resistance to the neoliberal rationality lies in communal fraternal ties.

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Author(s): Catalá J

Editor(s): Xavier Dapena and Joanne Britland

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: The Political Imagination in Spanish Graphic Narrative

Year: 2023

Pages: 62-84

Print publication date: 30/11/2023

Online publication date: 23/11/2023

Acceptance date: 14/10/2023

Publisher: Routledge

Place Published: London


Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9781032433271