An Analysis of Humorous Devices in Picturebooks: A Pictorial Article

Dolan, Elys (2021) An Analysis of Humorous Devices in Picturebooks: A Pictorial Article. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 13 (1). pp. 17-58. ISSN 1920-261X

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The purpose of this pictorial paper is to demonstrate types of humour found in picture books and how the characteristics of the picture book are deployed in their execution. It was deemed necessary to demonstrate these forms of humour, as opposed to purely analysing existing instances of such humour, to allow the reader the opportunity to experience comic amusement. Therefore, this paper is written and illustrated in the manner of a picture book, using the convention of the form, such as characters, setting and word/image interplay. It is imperative that this paper should be read as a picture book would, with the reader considering both words and pictures together simultaneously and extracting meaning from their experience of the two working together. Please continue to turn the pages and wait for your lecturer to arrive.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: humour, pictorial, picture books, children’s illustration
Faculty: Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2021 09:23
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2022 15:23

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