November 25th, 2007
Nine panels from Scott McCloud’s comic book on comic books, Understanding Comics.
On the universality of a cartoon face (p31):
And thus our universal identification (p36):
A diagram of the pictorial vocabulary of comics, from reality & resemblance to language, meaning, & iconicity, and their representation on the picture plane, as ink on paper (p51):
Click image for larger version.
On our emotional response to line (p119):