09 June 2010

Chpt 4/6

In chapter four McCloud makes it clear that we use closer and space time biologically as well as in reading comics which he explained in chapter three. In chapter four McCloud breaks down time and motion is the use of lines. Most comic book artist used lines to show when an object or a person is on motion. Early Japanese artist had been using this technique for years before The U.S. discovered it. Another way we break down sound in comic books is with the use of words, however i will speak more about that topic shortly. They give the example of an object in motion in sequential images with the image changing gradually, but if you would rather use one image moving in an instance the you use lines around that object to show that it is in motion. In chapter six McCloud breaks down the use of words we use words to balance out the story the images tell in a comic. Even though he makes it clear that you can easily make a comic without words they would still provide words to exclaim sound and such as i had stated earlier. with the balance of these images and words they can provide us with a vivid or a vague view of the story being told.
This proves his thesis with these chapter by breaking the concepts down so that they are easy for someone to understand why comics have their icons, with words and stories. This makes it possible for anyone to make a comic relating to their interests. i really enjoy his writing and his descriptions, provided with his abundance of examples. I find it interesting because i am an art student but i highly recommend his writings even to those who are not in the art field. Especially to those who are going into the art field.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post--aside from the grammar issues ;-)

    I'd still like a little more explanation from your summary (What do you mean by "balance out the story"?). But I completely agree with your closing thoughts; it was hard to keep McCloud out of my head while taking Todd's class :-)