Orientating Among the Balloons: Maps, Atlases and Mapping Practices in Comic Books

Giada Peterle


Starting from the recently emerged field of ‘comic book geography’ (Dittmer 2014), the article proposes ‘comic book cartography’ as a further research line to explore the intersections bewteen comics and cartography.

The proposed transdisciplinary approach is based on the encounter between geography and geocriticism, comics studies and post-representational theories in cartography. Through a ‘carto-centred’ reading of both Italian and international case studies, the comic book is interpreted as a map inolving author and reader in an orientation practice.


Geocriticism; Literary Cartography; Comic book geography; Maps

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