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Discussing Kuper’s The Metamorphosis

Posted on: May 15, 2011

The fellas at RORSCHACH – COMICS READING GROUP (a book club, really, but aimed at comic books and graphic novels) have just finished reading Peter Kuper’s (Franz Kafka’s) The Metamorphosis.

That’s ‘We, the fellas’, by the way. I got late to the meeting, though, so I had no time to write a full text like the others. Still, here are my notes.

Santiago Verón’s notes

on Peter Kuper’s

Franz Kafka’s

INTRIGUED ME: The graphical narrative becomes more and more traditional as the story progresses. Tricks like those words inside the clock’s disk – and the ‘emotional’ concentric rings surrounding the clock, are absent from most of the book.

LIKED: At the end of the book I got the feeling that Gregor’s parents were planning to have their daughter (‘Greta’ was her name? Wait, like ‘Gregor’?) supporting them financially like Gregor used to. Funny, I never got that impression from the original story.

DID NOT UNDERSAND: What is Gregor’s size, anyway? Is he getting smaller and smaller throughout the story?

End of file. I’ll probably be updating this as the others upload their notes as well!


La fijeza (una aproximación oblicua a “La metamorfosis” de Peter Kuper)“, by el_bru. He discusses how panels are flowing in their staleness. Trippy, right? You should go learn Spanish and read it.


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  • Emmanuel Rios Pacheco: 4 años después. Si jajaja soy de la plata, ya estoy entrando en tu blog. Saludos!
  • santiveron: :D thanks a lot emmanuel! you certainly made my day. by the way, have you checked my blog in spanish? porque supon
  • Emmanuel Rios Pacheco: I haven't seen that book in ages! You brought back some very pleasent memories, neither Marcos nor I thought that story will made it into the book, ba