Antony Johnston Writing Styles in The Coldest City

Antony Johnston
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Point of View

Because this is a graphic novel, the dialogue is told from the first person point of view of the character who is speaking. In this particular novel, Lorraine, Waddel and Perceval are among the central character so he does most of the speaking. Also because this is a graphic novel, the story is not entirely told through the words, but also through the illustrations. Readers have the benefits of being able to see the characters’ facial expressions to help them determine exactly what a character might be feeling. Frame sizes can also be used for the emphasis of emotions. For instance, on page 143 when Waddel tells Lorraine he does not think there ever was a list, his profile and pointing finger dominates the page while Lorraine’s fear is demonstrated by the small slice of the bottom of the page to which she is allotted...

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