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"Po co tyle hałasu". Polski komiks muzyczny
"Why all the fuss." Polish musical comics

Author(s): Jadwiga Lelek, Konrad Sierzputowski
Subject(s): Music, Visual Arts, Contemporary Philosophy, Sociology of Culture, Sociology of Art
Published by: Szkoła Wyższa Psychologii Społecznej
Keywords: popular music; Polish comics; archive; gender;

Summary/Abstract: This article is the result of research on the condition of Polish musical comics. The basis of considerations are the comics of Marcin Podolec: Smoke and Fugazi Music Club, two works of Krzysztof Owedyk: Blix and Żorżet and You will be frying in hell, as well as the worst comic of the year by Maciej Pałka and Only calmly Bartek Glazy. The text aims to show the relationships between Polish popular music and comics. Draws attention to the ways of presenting musical subcultures and individual portraits in comic culture. It also introduces the role of memory and nostalgia in the construction of illustrated musical stories in which the real order mixes with the imaginary. The article points to the common points of these works and takes into account the most important shortcomings of all six comics. It highlights the marginalization of the role of women, both in the creative process and the discussed cultural texts. Using the theories of Jacques Ranciere and Robin, James raises the question of male dominance in the Polish music comic, while shedding light on the Polish music scene.

  • Issue Year: 62/2019
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 94-105
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Polish