31 January 2011

In chapter three of Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud teaches us how important closure and craft is in comics. From my understanding, closure is how our mind perceives or interprets images. The craft consists of six transitions; moment-to-moment, action-to-action, subject-to-subject, scene-to-scene, aspect-to-aspect, and non-sequitar. These are basically transitions techniques artists use to portray the movements in images and how they tell the story. Chapter three also discusses how the readers imagination fills in the rest of the story between panels. Overall chapter three was interesting and also confusing. After reading it over a few times, I have a better understanding of it than in the begining.

Chapter four is all about time. In a comic strip time may appear short, but the action and reactions involved could be much longer. Using small or big panels in width helps time appear short or long. Also, with the help of motion lines time can be portrayed as short or long. The artist can use different techniques , but its up to the readers imagination to trully determine how we perceive time in an image. Chapter four was more interesting and less confusing than chapter three. I enjoyed reading it and understood more information.

1 comment:

  1. Tiara, where's your title?! You know better ;-)

    Also, remember to keep your summaries and opinion separate. Summaries should not include any personal bias, even statements of agreement.