Here are a set of resources that will give you a more formal sense of geographic approaches to comics. WOU login may be required to access readings.
- This article is a broad discussion of literary geography and the idea of "narrative space": Shelia Hones, "Literary geography: setting and narrative space," Social & Cultural Geography, Vol. 12, No. 7, November 2011, 685-699.
- This article is a more specific discussion of comics and narrative space: Jason Dittmer, "Comic book visualities: a methodological manifesto on geography, montage and narration," Transactions of the British Institute of Geographers, April 2010, Volume 35, Issue 2, 222-236.
- For a different kind of geographic perspective on comics, you can read this book chapter, by me, based on research I did with the community of comics creators in Portland: “Live/Work: Portland, Oregon as a Place for Comics Creation,” in Comic Book Geographies, edited by Jason Dittmer, 59-71, 2014. You can view the documentary referenced in the chapter here, including excerpts of individual interviews.