Chapter 1, Setting the Record Straight
• Comics is explained as a vessel or a medium for art, not a specific type of content.
• Comics is a medium and should be regarded as an art form, just as visual arts, the written word and movies are.
• This art form is potentially limitless and exciting.
• A detailed definition of comics is given after several revisions - juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence.
• Comics should not be defined too narrowly.
• Scott demonstrates several examples of such a definition.
• The art of comics has a long history in several different cultures.
• In 1519, Cortes discovered a painted screenfold depicting the story of a military and political hero.
• A tapestry was discovered depicting the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
• Egyptian paintings, not hieroglyphics, also tell stories in picture murals.
• The definition of comics is debatable and may change over time.
• Comics readers play...
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