Monday, February 15, 2010

ch 3 understanding comics

Scott McCloud uses the term closure to mean the way readers of comics draw imaginary conclusions from transitions in images, frame to frame. The use of text can also lead to conclusions about changes in time and space. In two or more images in sequence, the closure is in the reader's interpretation of the relation- usually in comics through time and space, through similarities in the background, the characters movements, and themes. It is though persistence of vision that closure takes place in film. The ultimate effect of closure is that through conventions of media and learned reader expectations, comics, and any visual medium, can access the reader's imagination to read things which have not been explicitly drawn on the page, such as movement, or even concepts.

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