How does the TV function as a sign in picture books? As a metaphor? As a symbol of passivity? Does it compete with the child for the parent’s attention? Is it a sign of our time? Does it construct our every-day lives or is it a window to another reality?
I have selected a few signs and technologies and looked closer at how these are used in certain picture books. The investigation is didactic and artistic as well as theoretical. I write about the form of expression and simultaneously try to create a picture story. In this process, I also try to catch a glimpse of the movements between words and pictures and the interplay between them as they give shape to the story.