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5th Mar '18 6:06:17 PM Prinzenick
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* WallOfText: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] to make a point in chapter 3 of "Making Comics" (The Power Of Words). The chapter starts with Scott scouting out a giant word balloon stuffed with enough text to fill up more than half of the page explaining the importance of using both words and pictures in comics, concluding with a small panel that says to find a "--balance between the two."

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* WallOfText: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] to make a point in chapter 3 of "Making Comics" (The Power Of Words). The chapter starts with Scott scouting spouting out a giant word balloon stuffed with enough text to fill up more than half of the page explaining the importance of using both words and pictures in comics, concluding with a small panel that says to find a "--balance between the two."
5th Mar '18 6:05:38 PM Prinzenick
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* WallOfText: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] to make a point in chapter 3 of "Making Comics" (The Power Of Words). The chapter starts with Scott scouting out a giant word balloon stuffed with enough text to fill up half of the page, concluding with another panel that says to find a "--balance between the two."

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* WallOfText: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] to make a point in chapter 3 of "Making Comics" (The Power Of Words). The chapter starts with Scott scouting out a giant word balloon stuffed with enough text to fill up more than half of the page, page explaining the importance of using both words and pictures in comics, concluding with another a small panel that says to find a "--balance between the two."
5th Mar '18 6:03:28 PM Prinzenick
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* WallOfText: [[ParodiedTrope Parodied]] to make a point in chapter 3 of "Making Comics" (The Power Of Words). The chapter starts with Scott scouting out a giant word balloon stuffed with enough text to fill up half of the page, concluding with another panel that says to find a "--balance between the two."
9th Oct '17 7:39:56 AM dotchan
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* OnlySixFaces: He warns against having too many samey character designs. The example he uses? A bunch of identical guys all yelling, "IAmSpartacus," of course!

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* OnlySixFaces: OnlySixFaces:
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He warns against having too many samey character designs. The example he uses? A bunch of identical guys all yelling, "IAmSpartacus," of course!course!
** On the other hand, a simplistic art style as a deliberate choice helps the process of abstraction and, in the case of characters, makes their emotions easier to read and easier to empathize with.
8th Oct '17 9:42:37 AM nombretomado
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* NationalStereotypes: As an example of using body language to show things about a character, Mr. [=McCloud=] shows us a [[BonnieScotland jovial]] ManInAKilt with his arms wide open contrasted with [[BritishStuffiness a man in a bowler hat standoffishly clutching an umbrella]].

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* NationalStereotypes: As an example of using body language to show things about a character, Mr. [=McCloud=] shows us a [[BonnieScotland [[UsefulNotes/BonnieScotland jovial]] ManInAKilt with his arms wide open contrasted with [[BritishStuffiness a man in a bowler hat standoffishly clutching an umbrella]].
25th Sep '17 8:50:38 PM PaulA
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* UsefulNotes/TheGreatComicsCrashOf1996: ''Reinventing Comics'' discusses the causes and repercussions of this.
25th Sep '17 8:50:00 PM PaulA
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'''''Understanding Comics''''', and its follow-ups '''''Reinventing Comics''''' and '''''Making Comics''''', are a critically acclaimed non-fiction comic book series by Creator/{{Scott McCloud}}. More than that, ''Understanding Comics'' is a nine-part comic book about comics.

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'''''Understanding Comics''''', ''Understanding Comics'', and its follow-ups '''''Reinventing Comics''''' ''Reinventing Comics'' and '''''Making Comics''''', ''Making Comics'', are a critically acclaimed non-fiction comic book series by Creator/{{Scott McCloud}}. More than that, ''Understanding Comics'' is a nine-part comic book about comics.



* AuthorAvatar: A cartoony version of [=McCloud=] acts as the narrator.



* AuthorTract: A non-political one, and rather well-executed at that.

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* AuthorTract: A non-political one, and rather well-executed at that. The three books are essentially long essays in comic book format.


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* FourFingeredHands: The narrator had these initially in ''Understanding Comics'', but ''Making Comics'' graduated his design to include an extra finger.
16th Jun '17 1:53:13 PM DustSnitch
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* SpeechBubbleCensoring: Does this at one point to cover up the "naughty bits" of Michelangelo's David.

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* SpeechBubbleCensoring: Does this at one point to cover up the "naughty bits" of Michelangelo's David.''Art/{{David}}''.
29th Nov '16 5:50:41 AM Solle
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It was one of the first books to define the notion of "closure" or, rather, what happens between panels. That just as a reader's mind must fill in details when reading a book, so too must they fill in the blank space between panels. (exhibit A: Panel 1- ''Angry man raises axe while someone in front of him shouts NO!'' Panel 2- ''[[GoryDiscretionShot Loud, wet scream from a building in a very long shot]]''. Implication: Someone got killed)

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It was one of the first books to define the notion of "closure" or, rather, what happens between panels. That just as a reader's mind must fill in details when reading a book, so too must they fill in the blank space between panels. (exhibit A: Panel 1- ''Angry man raises axe while someone in front of him shouts NO!'' Panel 2- ''[[GoryDiscretionShot Loud, wet scream from a building in a very long shot]]''. Implication: Someone got killed)
killed, and the reader has mentally created the way in which it happened.)
3rd Jul '16 9:48:44 AM Specialist290
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* MetafictionalDevice: [=McCloud=] uses a ''lot'' of them, usually to make a point about how the reader's experience is shaped by the {{Paratext}} of a given work.
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