Essay Topic 1
Eisner argues that comics and images can be "read." Explain the author's reasoning using two examples from the book. Defend or oppose Eisner's position.
Essay Topic 2
Agree or disagree with the following statement: the reader is responsible for the interpretation of meaning when reading visuals. Cite three examples from the book that support your view. Address what responsibility the artist might have in creating the visuals.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter 1, Eisner examines a few panels that break the left-to-right convention. His analysis suggests that the panels are read easily because of the reader's understanding of gravity and of visual cues. Using this example, and others found in Chapter 1 or 2, agree or disagree with the following statement: should panels try to conform to normal conventions for easier reading?
Essay Topic 4
In Chapter 1, Eisner expresses the opinion that lettering functions as an extension of imagery. As an example...
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