21 June 2010

Inventing Comics, Dylan Horrocks

In the twenty page analysis Inventing Comics: Scott McCloud’s Definition of Comics,

by Dylan Horrocks breaks down McClouds interpretation of Understanding Comics. I found it to be very enlightening, only because in further states that McClouds book doesn’t necessarily states ultimate facts but that his interpretations of comics are just his points of views. Horrocks also clarifies McClouds arguments especially the disagreement in the fact that comics are only possible with more than one panel, but they must also have closure. This argument isn’t necessarily true because you can make single panel comics that too have closure. Horrocks also states how McCloud uses Eisner’s definition of comics which isn’t the pure justification of comics because it is such a large medium. This allows us to cleverly see comics the way McCloud does which are sequential art. I agree with that it did sum up the way I see comics but I agree with his disagreement that comics can’t just be more that a single panel.


  1. You're posts are still too short, champloo. But I'm glad you're catching up and seem to be getting the material. Keep it up :-)

  2. yes champloo 4 life i love that anime but ya i sorry i've pulled 3 overnighters these past few nights and i am beat i'll try to make them longer i enjoy typing.