Photo Novel Culture
in Belgium

Inks Volume 2 Issue 3

We start the new year with good news: a new article. Jan Baetens’ contribution to Inks, the journal of the Comics Studies Society has been published in Volume 2 Issue 3: Hybridized Popular Literature: Fotoromanzi and Cineromanzi in Postwar Italy and France This article addresses a lesser known genre in the graphic narrative field, the photo novel, including the sub-genre of the film photo novel. It offers a brief historical sketch of the photo novel and discusses the key aspects of this hybrid and definitely non-canonical format, both despised and systematically overlooked. The article studies the poetics of the photo novel (and some aspects of the reappropriation of the format in the film p

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