Comics and Sequential Art - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 Summary and Analysis

"The Frame" gets down to technical specifics. Communicating ideas involves moving through space and encapsulating events by sequenced segments. Bridging gaps in the action is more a visceral than an intellectual activity. Freezing a moment in an uninterrupted flow of action is related to peripheral vision. The creator must render the elements from the reader/viewer's point of view. The artist must seize attention and dictate the sequence through the narrative. The tendency of the eye to wander is an obstacle. Film and theater have the advantage of an audience forced to view the action as presented. Comics rely on the conventions of reading. The artist creates a frame by selecting elements needed for the narration, the perspective from which the reader/viewer will see it, and the portion of each symbol or element to include. Much of the emotion and...

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