What is it about?
El Refaie's is probably the first monograph to analyse systematically how structural and orientational metaphors in graphic novels -- specifically graphic novels that portray coping with a mental or physical illness.
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Why is it important?
The book is both important because it shows how graphic novels can address with serious themes in a serious way and because it robustly contributes to visual and multimodal metaphor theory.
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This page is a summary of: Book review, Journal of Pragmatics, October 2019, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2019.09.007.
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