Scott Pilgrim vs. Itself
A term paper focussing on Henry Jenkins' Cultural Logic of Media Convergence and the convergence at work in
Bryan Lee O'Malley and Edgar Wright's
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.
It will become clear when you take
a look inside, I promise.
- ENGL 4115, Carleton University
Pretty much all I’ve been talking about this entire time is the vast amount of media that perpetuates Scott Pilgrim. Graphic novels, as texts, are as dimensional as any given work of fiction, which is all well and good for someone who wants to flip through a comic book on an airplane, and maybe buy a second copy to keep in the original packaging for collector’s credentials. But this century has seen a clear shift in consumer trends, as predicted by Henry Jenkins. Put simply, audiences want more. Not just more action, more drama, more skin, but more of the same, more versions of the text they love and more ways to engage with it.