Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics
Studies of the quotidian often start from a social sciences perspective that daily life is made up of routine practices and ingrained assumptions. This is also found in studies of literature, art and economics. The premise of the quotidian, however, must be examined through a lens of culture. This essay explores how the notion of the quotidian in comics rests on culture, which in turn comprises various nexus of practice. Drawing evidence from Exit Wounds (by Rutu Modan) and Questionable Content (by Jeph Jacques), the essay extends the notion of the quotidian from a specific reference to ‘slice of life comics’ to a broader assumption that all comics articulate a vision of the quotidian. The analysis points to the conclusion that the culture of the world inside comics must be accounted for in most any attempt to understand the quotidian in comics.
Bramlett, Frank, "The role of culture in comics of the quotidian" (2015). English Faculty Publications. 38.