Understanding The Element of Humor in Japanese Strip Comic without Textthrough Semiotics Analysis

Nalti Novianti

Abstract

This research is about the style of humor, in the Japanese comic strip without tex . I took 5 comic strips or in Japanese called 'yon koma manga' and was published by title Kariage-kun by Masashi Ueda ( 1992 ).    Through the semiotic communication base on theory of Charles Sanders Pierce, the process of semiosis will guide us to analyze one by one the phenomena that occur in the comic story. The message itself according to Morison (2013: 88) is something that is conveyed to other parties, by designing and using strategies that are in accordance with the social conditions of the community. While the theory of visual communication will be important to analyze how the results of image visualization can convey a message to the reader. Theory of humor will be used when searching for humor elements from the results of visualizing comic images, to find out the punc line of the comic story. The general aim of this study is to find elements of humor in the Japanese comic strip (yonkoma manga) without text, as a form of social communication. The specific purpose of this study  is find out how the unsure of semiotic as a representement objects and interpretan used to produce humor in the Japanese strip comic without tex on data analysis.

Keywords: yonkoma manga, semiotic, visual communication, humor, Japanese culture.

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