Publication Date

Spring 2013

Abstract

"Art Heroes" captures the art of comics to trace Japanese gender definitions and identities both during and after World War II. Emma creates a comic book of her own in the visuals she has chosen, linked by arrows and fun speech balloons to explain her points. Her work provides both historical context for Japanese gender identity and trends in how technology has shaped Japanese identity in modern culture.

Key visual elements:

  • Comic book setup
  • Creative speech balloons to hold text
  • Bright and colorful film, Anime, Manga, and comics images

This was created for the Center for Undergraduate Research & Fellowships (CURF) Undergraduate Research Symposium.

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Art Heroes: The Discovery of Japan's Sexual Identity

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