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Colonialism and sexism: QR codes to explain the controversial frescoes of the Brussels comic strip route

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A comic book fresco is only an image taken from a work which, the researcher believes, may have a less questionable meaning. “All these parameters must be taken into account in order to then find the right axis and give citizens enough tools to analyze the image, criticize it without rejecting it or asking for it to be removed from the public space.

A contextualization of the historical frescoes of the route. It is up to the comic book committee of the City of Brussels to anticipate, to anticipate, too, “a reception” Most often is “possibly “unhappy with an image and see how best to adapt it to their realities.“The work therefore continues with the new frescoes of the course (like “The Hut” in Laeken) that have surfaced and may raise questions in the near future.

The comic has been decked out with infantilization

A way to make up for the lack of reflection when creating the first comic book course. If in the 90s, there was nothing wrong with the first frescoes, several factors can explain it, thinks Fabrice Preyat.

First of all“, he develops, “there is comic status. It was thought to be children’s literature, harmless and naive little Mickeys… The comic strip was decked out in infantilization. However, comics are a social discourse like other social discourses such as cinema or theatre… They convey a series of stereotypes. According to these receptions which vary according to the times, the generations and the cultural baggage of the spectators, it is necessary to manage to question these stereotypes. At the time, the political powers therefore took this comic strip course in a somewhat light, innocent and angelic way… Comic strips were not taken seriously.

Today, the Ninth Art is the subject of academic research and has acquired a very different cultural status.