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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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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.
5th May '16 3:52:52 PM MarkLungo
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** [=McCloud=]'s own ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' T-shirt, glasses, and plaid jacket also count. He keeps at least some of these every time he changes form to everything including semi-abstract rectangles, {{The Hulk}}, and a yin-yang.

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** [=McCloud=]'s own ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' T-shirt, glasses, and plaid jacket also count. He keeps at least some of these every time he changes form to everything including semi-abstract rectangles, {{The Hulk}}, Franchise/TheIncredibleHulk, and a yin-yang.
5th May '16 3:51:49 PM MarkLungo
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** [=McCloud=]'s own ComicBook/{{Zot}} T-shirt, glasses, and plaid shirt also count. He keeps at least some of these every time he changes form to everything including semi-abstract rectangles, {{The Hulk}}, and a yin-yang.

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** [=McCloud=]'s own ComicBook/{{Zot}} ''ComicBook/{{Zot}}'' T-shirt, glasses, and plaid shirt jacket also count. He keeps at least some of these every time he changes form to everything including semi-abstract rectangles, {{The Hulk}}, and a yin-yang.



* OlderThanTheyThink (InUniverse): In ''Understanding Comics'', Scott challenges the view that comics are merely OlderThanRadio--he defines comics as a series of juxtaposed images to be read in sequence--and makes a case for things like William Hogarth's serial paintings, [[OlderThanSteam a 16th-century]] Central American manuscript, [[OlderThanPrint the Twelfth-Century]] BayeuxTapestry, and name-drops the [[OlderThanFeudalism Second-Century]] Trajan's column. He even gives an example of Egyptian tomb paintings, making comics [[OlderThanDirt Older Than ]]''[[OlderThanDirt Dirt]]!''

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* OlderThanTheyThink (InUniverse): In ''Understanding Comics'', Scott challenges the view that comics are merely OlderThanRadio--he defines comics as a series of juxtaposed images to be read in sequence--and makes a case for things like William Hogarth's serial paintings, [[OlderThanSteam a 16th-century]] Central American manuscript, [[OlderThanPrint the Twelfth-Century]] BayeuxTapestry, Bayeux Tapestry, and name-drops the [[OlderThanFeudalism Second-Century]] Trajan's column. He even gives an example of Egyptian tomb paintings, making comics [[OlderThanDirt Older Than ]]''[[OlderThanDirt Dirt]]!''
29th Nov '15 1:53:30 AM VVK
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* IconicOutfit: [[{{In-Universe}} The chapter on color mentions]] how a superhero's color scheme becomes inextricably linked with the character in the reader's mind.

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[[{{In-Universe}} The chapter on color mentions]] how a superhero's color scheme becomes inextricably linked with the character in the reader's mind.
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