A brief overview:
- Comics allow time frames to get tangled up. ( chapter 4)
- In comics, pictures and words work together in an appropriate balance to show and tell a story. ( chapter 6)
Time frames of course are a period of time in which something occurs or is expected to occur. Time really helps give the reader the whole reading experience. By using time frames in comics I feel we are given the full experience of motion and sensation which helps the reader not lose interest. I believe time frames are an essential part in forming the comic. In chapter 6, the chapter consists of " Show and Tell". This process shows how pictures an words work together. I believe over the course of the next few thousand years, they diverged. Letters sacrificed visual representation for writing ease ( and, later, printing ease) and pictures grew richer and more complex until looking at them was more like looking at reality than at thoughts. Comics to me have always been hard to understand as being " serious" but one thing is certain, no matter how bizarre the workings of time in comics is the face it presents to the reader is one of simple normalcy. Or the illusion of it anyway. I guess it really all depends on your frame of mind.