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The Arkwright Thesis: Conclusion

 

Note: the Luther Arkwright Thesis is written and copyright by Robert Cave: I helped Robert to get in touch with Bryan for his research, and in return asked if I could put his thesis on the site: Robert agreed, and here is the excellent result.

The thesis consists of an Introduction, and Chapter One, part one and part two, then Chapter Two, part one and part two, and finally the conclusion. If you've liked this page, then also see the true history of the Arkwright Multiverse page, and also the reality behind Arkwright's arch enemies, the Disruptors.


Comics such as Arkwright require different reading techniques to other media. Other factors such as layout, format and other material and mechanical constraints actively inhibit and modify the process by which Arkwright constructs meaning. However, just as Arkwright's contents deal with the class struggle and political conflict so does its form, its proletarianization of the art object politicising the comic form. There is nothing inherent in either comics form or comics content that precludes it from any kind of political discourse, nor any other kind of discourse, something which is born out by Arkwright's exisitence. Arkwright is not alone in this, there are many more such comic narratives, hopefully these will eventually cease to be denegrated, and become more widely read.

 

Robert Cave

 

Bryan and myself have just completed the Second Edition of the Heart of Empire CD-Rom which contains the whole of the Adventures of Luther Arkwright in normal resolution and also in very high resolution; you can buy it right now from our online shop at Cafe Press. Alternatively you can buy the The Adventures of Luther Arkwright in traditional printed graphic novel format from Amazon.

Also, the Adventures of Luther Arkwright is now available to
read as a webcomic from this very website
!

 
   
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