The invisible teenager: Comic book materiality and the amateur films of Don Glut

Matt Yockey

Abstract


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.

Keywords


Affect; Amateur movies; Comic books

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3983/twc.2014.0506

License URL: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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