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The Novel in Graphic Novel – Where Do We Draw the Line?

In our discussion of what makes a comic/graphic novel, we looked at several definitions, some of which seemed pretty solid. Scott McCloud, in Understanding Comics 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.” This is a rather serviceable, if simple and in the case… Read more →

What’s In a Definition?

Thursday’s discussion really intrigued me as to what an accurate definition of comics might be. I think that Scott McCloud’s journey to a definition, as well as the definition that he came up with, demonstrates the difficulty of defining something that we all know what it is, yet we all have a hard time articulating a true and accurate definition… Read more →