Tag: Scott McCloud

Synaesthesia and Polarities of Consciousness [GROUP D]

Synaesthesia and Polarities of Consciousness PUCE   Making the invisible visible, through closure translating signifiers into the signified, is, I think, a trait of all media used artfully—not just comics. Where comics have illustrated signs, movies have photographed ones, and poetry has written ones. The aspect-to-aspect of the comic is the quick cut montage of the movie, the stream of…

Group D : Awareness

This Idea of perception of our world and our surroundings through our senses juxtaposed to faith is really fascinating and powerful. The opening idea that amazes me is that we initially trust that everyone else sees the world and experiences the same sensations and feelings as us in relation to our everyday lives and the things we interact with. We…

closure, reality signifiers, boxes, architecture, dreams and comic time.

    How do these boxes on the page relate to other boxes. I think of architecture, frames of envisioning the world and the boxed off slabs of concrete which frame and delineate landscapes, institutional architecture where the lines,  the contours of the frames and boxes supposedly strictly delineate space and time so as to create a sense of the…

Group D: Closure in Comics

Chapter 3 focused mainly on what McCloud calls “closure”, which I found to be fascinating. Closure is another way of describing how our mind infers information based on what we are given. In the case of comics, it’s like we’re literally reading between the lines. This is something that everyone does and we do it without even knowing. Our brains…

Group C: Comics, History, and Structure

Chapter One: Setting the Record Straight in Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art highlighted the historical aspects of the comic. Often times, scholars overlook, underestimate, and even ignore the value of the comic, because it is so easy to confuse the “form from the subject,” especially since prevalent modern comics are not typically of academic nature (McCloud 5). To…

Group C: McCloud’s Understanding Comics

Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art asks for increased visual literacy by using the medium of comics to discuss the attributes and powers of the form, causing the reader to slow down the unique mental mechanisms that go into use when reading images paired with text. The comic strip is a relatively recent innovation, first appearing around the mid…

Relatable Media

In Scott McCloud’s understanding comics, he explains comics through a comic and for me puts comics as well as media in a new light.  Chapter 2 of his book, emphasizes the vocabulary involved in comics, mainly icons, and delves a bit deeper into cartoons and how comics and media can be the most relatable.   How is it that a…