Old before their time: the impossibility of childhood innocence in The Walking Dead

@inproceedings{Heimermann2014OldBT,
  title={Old before their time: the impossibility of childhood innocence in The Walking Dead},
  author={Mark Heimermann},
  year={2014}
}
Many in Western culture see childhood as innocent and children as pure, even though this is often not the case. Because of this inaccurate view, many contemporary narratives push back against the feasibility of maintaining childhood innocence. One such narrative is Robert Kirkman’s serialised comic book The Walking Dead, in which children are exposed to potentially traumatic events, like death and violence, on a daily basis. The comic book juxtaposes images and situations containing children… CONTINUE READING

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