Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Corollary: Comic Books and Commerce II

Ninth Art's David Lewis considers the shape of comic book reading in an essay yesterday. Drawing on the work of Jorge Luis Borges, Scott McCloud, Dylan Horrocks, Lawrence Abbott and others, Lewis explains why comic book readers are considered readers instead of viewers, the balance of verbal and visual narrative, and what readers bring to the equation as they lend meaning to white space. One of the longer Ninth Art articles I've read, Lewis' look at the comics reading process and narrative model is quite insightful. Worth reading.

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