Saturday, June 02, 2007

Deaf Characters in Comics

I found a website that discusses the portrayals of Deaf Characters in comics. The Vidarland site explains, "main characters in comics are usually flawless". The site then discribes different artists' portrayals of deaf and hard of hearing characters including Donal Duck, Professor Calculus, and Gaston Lagaffe. This site shows the use of lipreading and sign language, including the sign language used by American Indians, in comics. The author of this site also explains Norwegian for those of us who don't know the language. To print out the article:

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