Comics unlike a traditional story or novel gives the story to the viewer in a much more accessible way. Even if a reader can’t fully follow or understand the story through the text in the comic, the images provide a basis and a context for them to be able to follow along and figure it..
I think one of the most interesting pieces about comics are their general readability across all ages. While children may not be able to understand the full message or meaning behind the comic book in their hands, they are still able to enjoy the work presented there before them. At the same time, an adult..
I thought the collaborative processes were really interesting, especially since we got to experience it in class multiple times. I found that the artist and the writer always worked well together in the comics we read, but when doing it in class, it felt so tedious. When reading it, it did not seem as though..
This question stuck out the most to me because I think the ideas it raises nicely loop back to what we talked about in the beginning of the semester. After reading and discussing so many comics and graphic novels this semester, I find myself agreeing even more with Scott McCloud and the way he explains..
I’ve been impressed throughout the semester at how well, and how much better (than novels), comics are able to express the passage of time and the inclusion of sound. I feel like because comics utilize the visual sense, it portrays time and sound closer to the original experience – we see the visual translation of..
Given the single process works we have read this semester, I disagree that one-person products are myopic and too singular. I feel that any comic can be described in that way regardless of the number of individuals involved in its creation. The singular process comics we read this semester do not lack creativity or foresight..
I believe that comics and graphic narratives can provide a richer reading experience than a traditional story or novel. Comics are visual not simply in their text like books, but in their artwork. Artwork leads to a fuller experience because readers can actually see the characters and setting. Human empathy is a powerful tool and..
Although there are many novels that I am sure people love to re-read, I am yet to find a traditional novel that I felt drawn to re-reading. However, throughout this semester, I have found myself re-reading many of the comics, whether it was to refresh my mind before class or for writing my blog post,..
Comics and Graphic novels can be more effective at telling a story through their use of images. Specifically, comics can display emotion by showing the characters in a certain way. When a character is upset, they have a sad facial expression, and when they are happy, they have a happy facial expression. By showing emotion..
Given the markedly different image based approach of comics as compared to traditional novels, comics can achieve different effects. Many of these are positive, but there are also some limitations. A major advantage that I’ve thought about throughout the semester is the way that comics can paint a constant picture for readers. When a class..