10 April 2012

Looking into the Future of Comics Annotations

Understanding Comics
McCloud, Scott. Understanding Comics: Invisible Art. HarperCollins, U. S., 1994. Print.

Scott McCloud is considered one of the pre-eminent comics theorists on the basis of his Understanding Comics, a important work in comics theory. McCloud's work is still fundamental to comics theory, especially due to his own practical use of comics language engaging with more theoretical vocabulary or reference to theory like semiotics, post-structuralism, or narratology. McCloud revisits many of the ideas and vocabularies raised in Understanding Comics, such as the gutter and the representation of time through visual sequence, in order to reconsider, develop, and extend these ideas, especially in the context of technology and digital media. The economic slowdown of comics in the 1990’s, which could suggest the waning cultural import of comics, Reinventing Comics becomes mostly a type of manifesto arguing for the aesthetic, cultural, technological, commercial, pedagogical and artistic potential for the medium.McCloud's spends the second half of the book on an exploration of the intersection between comics and digital media, after the Comic book industry developing a more economic and commercial model for a reinvigorated comics industry. The research topic that would be making my argument is looking at Comic books as acceptable literature for educational purpose will be on the theory's of Scott McCloud's whole overall theme in "Understanding Comics." McCloud's whole message that the current state in the 1990's was that of an absent one. and the state of Comic book in our current time an acceptable form of media.

1 comment:

  1. Good summary, but you were meant to annotate a new source you've researched--not something we read for class.

    And remember to state how you will use the source in your annotation.