13 February 2012

Instincts are key!

            In Chapter 7 of Understanding Comics, Scott McCloud gives us examples of understanding the 6 developmental steps of comics. He tells us the story of the caveman who has only two things in mind; survival and reproduction. As humans these are two instincts that we can’t help but process over the course of some time. In other words, it is a part of our human nature. He also shows us how simple our lives could be but in every aspect, we may not notice it, but we are committing some sort of art form. The littlest things still count for something. Whether it is dragging your fingers through the carpet making those little bored designs, doodling, or even drawing on a foggy window you are still creating some kind of art. This is an example of where the obvious question of, “Are comics considered art,” comes to its answer, which is yes. There are all sorts of art forms, and comic’s happens to be one of them. This is where we compare the six steps: idea and/or purpose, form, idiom, structure, craft, and surface, and also where we can determine how art finds its definition. All these play a part, describing how art is formed and where the meaning is found, within the art.
            In this chapter I learned that art can be anything, accidental or purposely made. Art dates back to prehistoric times, and the same art that was done then is still done now. I like how Scott McCloud gives us examples we can use to compare how we don’t notice our own art we have made over the years. The six steps are realistic instincts.

1 comment:

  1. Great summary, Erin, but where's your response?! Remember, "I agree" and "I learned" statements don't count :-/