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Hating Everything: A Coming-of-age Graphic Narrative

Alyson E. King

Keywords: DEPRESSION; GRAPHIC NOVELS; SEXUALITY; TEENAGERS

Abstract

This article explores the ways in which words and images work together to portray the life of a teenage girl in the Canadian graphic novel Skim (2008). The interdependent nature of the words and images calls for non-linear ways of reading. At the same time, Skim creates a rich representation of girls attending a private high school in the 1990s.

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