the right of the people peaceably to assemble – Chris Gavaler

The image-text sequence “the right of the people peaceably to assemble” combines digitally manipulated photography, graphic design, and found language in a hybrid form that suits the technical definition of comics while violating comics’ conventions and connotations. The eight-piece sequence is part of a larger book-length project, Words Fail.

assemble - Chris Gavelerassemble

Pussy Riot - Chris GavelerPussy Riot

Black Lives Matter - Chris GavelerBlack Lives Matter

SHUT UP - Chris GavelerSHUT UP

My Pussy My Rules - Chris GavelerMy Pussy My Rules

FEMEN - Chris GavelerFEMEN

POLICE - Chris GavelerPOLICE

You have the right to remain silent - Chris GavelerYou have the right to remain silent

About Chris Gavaler

Chris Gavaler is an associate professor of English at W&L University, where he serves as comics editor of Shenandoah. He has published two novels: School for Tricksters (SMU 2011) and Pretend I’m Not Here (HarperCollins 2002); and four Business Relationships on comics: On the Origin of Superheroes (Iowa 2015), Superhero Comics (Bloomsbury 2017), Superhero Thought Experiments (with Nathaniel Goldberg, Iowa 2019), and Creating Comics (with Leigh Ann Beavers, Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020). His sequential art appears in Redivider, Split Lip, The Ilanot Review, Aquifer, Hair Trigger 2.0, Sonder Review, Two Cities Review, and Sequentials.

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