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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(7), 245;

Comic Strip Narratives in Time Geography

National School of Surveying, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
Department of Computer Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), NO-2802 Gjøvik, Norway
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Received: 5 May 2018 / Revised: 8 June 2018 / Accepted: 18 June 2018 / Published: 22 June 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Storytelling with Geographic Data)
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On the basis of a shared emphasis on time as well as space, this paper argues for introducing elements of comic art into cartography, specifically the mapped comic, with an illustrated strip literally plotted and placed in a 3D time geographic virtual world. This approach is situated within current initiatives regarding the relationship between cartography and art, given that comics are a type of sequential art. Two examples demonstrate that the approach succeeds as a way of representing the geometry of a story without compromising emotional content. Comic conventions neatly package narrative geography for visual deployment. An example demonstrating the expressiveness of comic art principles when applied to maps (maps as comics) is discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: comic strip; photo strip; spatiotemporal narrative; space-time cube; virtual environment comic strip; photo strip; spatiotemporal narrative; space-time cube; virtual environment

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Moore, A.B.; Nowostawski, M.; Frantz, C.; Hulbe, C. Comic Strip Narratives in Time Geography. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 245.

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