Attack of the Narrator Box! Surprising Ways How Disney Comics Comment Their Form

Disney comics tend to be conventional both in their form and content. But there are several postmodern ways how Disney artists create so-called meta-level commentaries in their comics: the appearance of the artist in the comic, characters commenting the form of comics, making means of comics visible for the characters. This presentation introduces the concept that includes all the features mentioned, called metalepsis, and also talks about other metaleptic means in Disney comics with examples from Don Rosa and several Italian artists.

Katja Kontturi