A Theory of Narrative Drawing, by Simon Grennan, Palgrave Macmillan; XII, 277 pages, 16 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour; eBook ISBN 978-1-137-51844-6; DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51844-6; Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-52165-1
This review in graphic form responds to Simon Grennan’s 2017 monograph ‘A Theory of Narrative Drawing’, describing its form and key ideas, and commenting on its contribution to the field, whilst enacting the graphic mark-making which is its focus. The review concludes that though some more framing material would have been useful for readers, the book repays a second reading and makes an invaluable contribution to the view of comics as an active process of meaning-making.
A Theory of Narrative Drawing, by Simon Grennan can be ordered directly from Palgrave Macmillan at https://www.palgrave.com/gb/book/9781137521651.
This book review is part of the Graphic Science Special Collection edited by Nicolas Labarre and Ernesto Priego. Though the Reference section has been listed in graphic form, references have also been typeset as text to enhance discoverability and citation practices.
The author has no competing interests to declare.
Grennan, S 2017 A Theory of Narrative Drawing. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-51844-6