Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


Studio Art

Reader 1

Susan Rankaitis

Reader 2

Kitty Maryatt

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© 2010 Rosalie Edholm


At this exact moment, graphic novels are enjoying a heyday of popularity, profusion and attention. As the graphic novel medium matures and detaches itself from the “non-serious” reputation of comics, it is becoming clear that graphic novels are a powerful and effective art form, using the both verbal and the visual to relay their narratives. Portrait, the short graphic novel that is my senior art project, is intended to emphasize the artist’s book character of the graphic novel, and serve as an example of how a graphic novel’s artist’s book characteristics allow communication of the artist’s message effectively.


Previously linked to as:,105

OCLC number: 639456195