ICONS SYMBOLS AND INDICES IN WEBTOON COMICS ‘TOWER OF GOD’ SEASON ONE BY LEE JONG-HUI (C.S PIERCE’S TEORY)

Icons, Symbols, and Indices

  • helmi _ syukur UIN Alauddin Makassar

Abstract

Abstrack

This reseach aim to find out the types of visual sign on the form of symbols, icons, indexes, try to explore the meaning of webtoon comic ‘Tower og God’ season 1 and related these sign with the story and applied qualitative descrtive method to get the valid data. The researcher found 12 visual sign consisting of 5 symbols, 3 icons, and 4 indexes which each sign classified into 3 groups of sign, they were representatement, or sign (symbol, icon, and index), object, and interpretant which from division contained sign and relationship between the sign and the storyline on this comic. The researcher believed that this research provide more detailed explained of the symbols, icons, and indexes that existed in the comics so that the readers be better understand the intent and the story of this comic and it also provided references for English and Literature studentsabout semiotic.

Key words:  Comic, Semiotic, Pierce Theory,English Literature students.

Published
2018-12-20
Section
Articles