A Few Psychoanalytical Contributions to the Signifying System of the Comic Strip

By Juliette Marotta, Christian Bonnet, Guy Gimenez, Mila Signorelli, Sara Pullin

Based on the comic book produced by a patient named Tanguy, this article focuses on understanding the specificity of the signifying system of comics in order to grasp the clinical qualities of this medium in the field of creation, and how it can illuminate certain psychic processes in the creative patient. Two reflections are explored: the first concerns the spatio-temporal inscription of the subject in his plate and the second concerns the transference movements that emerge in contact with this medium.


  • cartoon
  • semiotics
  • psychoanalysis
  • psychic processes
  • structural analysis
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