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Understanding Comics Setting & Symbolism

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Comicsappears in non-fiction

McCloud defines comics as "juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and/or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer."

Closureappears in non-fiction

Closure is the process that readers use in order to interpret the invisible art that occurs within the spaces between panels in comics. McCloud explains closure as a phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole.

The Gutterappears in non-fiction

The gutter is the space between panels in comics. Readers must employ closure in order to determine what unseen action occurs within the gutter.

Panel-to-Panel Transitionsappears in non-fiction

Panel-to-panel transitions describe the artist's style and use of perspective in revealing the action in the story. The six types of panel-to-panel transitions discussed include moment-to-moment, action-to-action, subject-to-subject, scene-to-scene, aspect-to-aspect, and non sequitur.

Panelsappears in non-fiction

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