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Wokker. Notes on a Surrealist comic strip

Sabin, Roger (2012) Wokker. Notes on a Surrealist comic strip. Comicalités. ISSN 2117-4911

Type of Research: Article
Creators: Sabin, Roger

This essay explores the creation and development of a British comic strip, Wokker (1971-1999), and its connections with the surrealist movement. Although the strip is remarkable for its content and formalist properties, it remains obscure both because of its publishing circumstances, and because it does not fit easily into a history of comics. Rather it can be argued that its conceptual roots can be traced to the artistic ferment that happened in Paris in the 1920s (with Breton as a key reference point), and that it represents a very English, and late-flowering, example of the surrealist idea.

Official Website: http://comicalites.revues.org/918
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Full text freely available to read online at: http://comicalites.revues.org/918.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: surrealism, postmodernity, poetry, counter-culture, underground,The Times Educational Supplement, Knuckleduster Funnies, The Truth, The Whistler, André Breton, Anthony Earnshaw, Max Ernst, George Melly, Eric Thacker, Wokker
Publisher/Broadcaster/Company: Université Paris Nord
Your affiliations with UAL: Colleges > Central Saint Martins
Date: May 2012
Digital Object Identifier: 10.4000/comicalites.918
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2013 15:23
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2014 10:44
Item ID: 5763
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/5763

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