29 January 2012

Chapter 3 Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art

Chapter 3 of Understanding Comics: The Invisble Art is a very helpful chapter, Scott McCloud helps understand transitions in comic panels that are known as closure in this chapter. Closure is a very important part of comics due to the fact that this is how readers have their personal interpretations of the comic they are reading. The dead space between each panel provides the reader with an opportunity to use their imagination and interpret the story their own way; making comics unique to each reader. There are six different categories of closure in comics, moment-to-moment, action-to-action, subject-to-subject, scene-to-scene, aspect-to-aspect, and non-sequitur. Each category of this group has their own meaning and role in the world of comics. Each playing a role in how the reader interprets the comic he/she is reading.



I found chapter 3 very helpful in understanding one of comics biggest concepts. After reading this chapter I have a better understanding of comics and understand how panels work for each reader. Now I know why it is said that there is a comic for each individual, by involving your imagination in the reading each individual could create their own personal story. Now I know that in order to have a good experience reading a comic, as a reader I need to be involved with the comic becoming part of the story.

2 comments:

  1. "Now I know why it is said that there is a comic for each individual, by involving your imagination in the reading each individual could create their own personal story."

    Excellent observation! And a good post too!

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    1. Thank you, I just found this chapter very helpful and interesting, it helped me understand why there is so many people that are interested by comics.

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