The idea of wealth and work ethic will be one that I will be focusing on throughout this paper.
As a medium that has for a time been considered juvenile I would like to explore how the contemporary graphic novel deals with issues pertaining to work and wealth creation. For this assignment I will be exploring three particular viewpoints that have arisen with respect to the graphic novels we have read thus far:
Adolescent fantasy: Scrooge McDuck, Watchmen
Oppressive Modernity: Jimmy Corrigan Boy Hero
Labor-Theory of Value: Concrete
Hopefully the upcoming novels will present new epistemologies of work, wealth creation, and income distribution within capitalistic societies but thus far this is the extent of my exposure.
I would appreciate learning of other graphic novels in which work is prominently featured, and ones that somehow seem to go beyond Marxist renderings.