Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Creativity in the Comics of Liu Hsing-Ching
sense of humor
Among Taiwanese comics, the works of Liu Hsing-Ching are known for their educational meaning and vernacular local color, making them markedly different from other works of the same period. Recognizing Liu as a maestro, this study investigated the sources that inspired his creative content to determine how the personality traits and sense of humor of a comic book artist affect his or her works. In this study utilizing semistructured interviews, Liu and five experts were interviewed individually. During the interview with Liu, he was asked to explain his creativity content, inspirations, and personality traits. The expert interviews focused on four of Liu’s representative works to examine the creativity and humor in them. These works were Story of a Village, Interesting Invention Stories (volumes I and II), Happy Childhood, and A-San and Grant Aunty Looking for a Job. Based on a set of research questions, research instruments were developed to comprise the outlines of the interviews and a creativity measurement scale. The creativity measurement scale was a five-point Likert-type scale investigating high-creativity personality traits. The experts were asked to use these traits to evaluate Liu’s works. The interviews were recorded and transcribed for analysis, and the results were verified through triangulation by using the data collected from the creativity measurement scale. This study concluded that Liu’s works were imbued with remarkable creativity and humor, inspired by his unique life experiences and the challenges he faced when growing up and when working as an inventor. A sense of humor is critical for his comic book creation and is thus an essential personality trait for him as a comic book artist. The style of an artist’s comics is shaped by his own personality traits, which can be discerned from the cognition articulated in the creator’s works. In summary, a talented and creative comic book artist should break through the constraints imposed by the environment and achieve self-actualization, thereby winning acclaim for his or her works.
|Appears in Collections:||學位論文|
Files in This Item:
There are no files associated with this item.
Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.