Storytelling with Childhood Comic Books

March 9, 2018

This week’s WordPress Photo Challenge is to reflect on the idea of storytelling, with one picture or a few.  Jen’s essay Story on the subject is lovely and if you are a photographer who blogs, perhaps you should look it over.

 

The idea of storytelling has more than one meaning.  The ancient idea of a story is a great deed, and, now in recent times, many variations on story exist including the marketing idea.  A brand should engage its audience by telling a story, by representing itself as sometimes a great notion that people can feel involved in what the brand is about and how it functions in the space of marketing.  If people trust a brand’s “story,” they want to be a customer of the brand as it belongs to the space understood by both the storytellers and by the consumers.

 

If you watch Stranger Things, you know that the Dungeons & Dragons player who organizes game sessions is referred to as the “Dungeon Master.”  Being a blogger is a little like being a Dungeon Master because you are organizing some kind of storytelling effort for other people to read and otherwise consume.

 

For this week’s Photo Challenge, I am telling a story visually with what is a popular visual form of storytelling, comic books.  They turned up in the kitchen of the church where I work and they belonged to family years ago, which I borrowed informally on the suggestion of my father, who noticed they were there.

 

March 9, 2018
Superhero Story for WordPress Photo Challenge

I picked a couple of these that I did read when I was a kid and a couple more that reflect the interests I had as a kid.  I hope you like the photo I have taken, and that if you see this, you relate to how it is to come across something from the past that is a nice memory.

 

Blurring a photo is a normal aspect of photography and the blur in this photo was done with the camera.  The photo hasn’t been blurred by software.

The Best of my Blog

Blogging is a popular pastime that actually makes a name for fortunate individuals.  I too contribute a blog, which often looks at I am doing in my field of work, but explores other endeavors such as looking at how popular cinema is changing in this day and age.

I believe maintaining a blog contributes to the work I do.  I help direct operations at a small cemetery, Maple Lawn Cemetery.  http://www.maplelawncemetery.org
Numbers was a Discover Challenge by WordPress’ Cheri Lucas Rowlands.  A Discover Challenge is a times-ago challenge intended to help bloggers.  One of Cheri’s suggestions from the Numbers challenge is to list favorite blog posts.
Below I have listed ten.

Photo Challenge Entry, Ambience at Our Quiet Church Although for years a WordPress highlight was its weekly photo challenges, by now they are just memories.  This photo challenge was showing your hand at ambience

On the corner in the place I inhabit The corner is like that point on the avenue where it seems like a ride is just within reach.

How it is the Passerbys Glow

Batman and Secret Origins and 1989 film tie-in
DC’s Batman characters in comic books and magazines

Storytelling with Childhood Comic Books

The Fighting Irish I am kidding about being one of The Fighting Irish, but our family does go back to Ireland.

About Gifts That Created Joy Gifts come in different forms.

April 18 Weekly Photo Challenge: Prolific One of the WordPress photo challenges was to illustrate the concept of being prolific.

May 9 Weekly Photo Challenge: Place in the World This photo challenge was to bring to light one’s place in the world.

May 23 Weekly Photo Challenge: Twisted Another photo challenge was to show twisted.

May 30 Weekly Photo Challenge: All-Time Favorites When the challenges wrapped up, photographers were asked to share their all-time favourite pictures.

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