The invisible teenager

Comic book materiality and the amateur films of Don Glut

  • Matt Yockey University of Toledo
Keywords: Affect, Amateur movies, Comic books


Don Glut, between the ages of 9 and 25, made 41 short amateur films inspired by horror, science fiction, and superhero movies, serials, and comic books. The tactile qualities of comic books as affect-generating objects are instrumental to how Glut confirmed his identity during a time (adolescence) in which that identity is particularly unstable. Glut used the popular figure of the teen rebel and his role as a filmmaker in order to negotiate with hegemonic restrictions on his objects of affection, especially comic books.

Author Biography

Matt Yockey, University of Toledo
Assistant professor, Department of Theatre and Film
How to Cite
Yockey, M. (2013). The invisible teenager. Transformative Works and Cultures, 16.