Objects & Places from Understanding Comics

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A "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence" with the purpose to convey information and/or to produce an response in the audience.


The phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole which allows the readers to interpret the spaces between panels in comics.

The Gutter

The space between panels in comics where unseen action occurs.

Panel-to-Panel Transitions

The artist's style and use of perspective in revealing the action in the story.


The frames or borders within which comics are generally portrayed.


A place where the unusual techniques are utilized in the comic medium.


A moving figure imposed over a continuous background.

The story of Tiger's Claw

An early example of comics using brightly painted screenfolds to depict a political and military hero.

The Bayeux Tapestry

An early example of comics depicting the Norman conquest of England, beginning in 1066.

Color Printing

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