comics: juxtaposed pictorial and other images in deliberate sequence, intended to convey information and or to produce an aesthetic response in the viewer.
Icon/iconography: an image used to represent a person place, thing or idea.
Gutter: the space between panels, host to much of the magic and mystery at the heart of comics!
Closure: the phenomenon of observing the parts but perceiving the whole.
Types of transitions between panels: moment-moment. subject-subject, scene-scene, action to action, aspect-aspect:
Non-sequitur: the term refers to a conclusion that isn’t aligned with previous statements or evidence. In Latin, non sequitur literally means “it does not follow.” Example: I read about a pitbull attack. Our neighbor owns a pitbull. My life is in danger.
Foreground: The foreground is an art term that describes the objects in the scene that are closest to the viewer. It is the part in front of everything else and has the most detail.
Panel: A panel is an individual frame, or single drawing, in the multiple-panel sequence of a comic strip or comic book
Futurists: an art movement initially taking place in Italy based on a systematic decomposition of moving objects in a static medium
Zip-ribbons / motion lines: representation of moving objects through space
Subjective motion: works on the assumption that if observing a moving object can be involving, being that object should be more so.
Polyptych: where a moving figure or object is imposed over continuous backgrounds
Synaesthetics: artforms that appeal to and unite different senses – first realized through the expressionist movement and the likes of Wassily Kandinsky and his peers.
Categories of combinations:
Duo-specific=both words and pictures send essentially the same message.
Picture-specific=where words do little more than add a soundtrack to a visually told sequence.
Word-specific=where pictures illustrate but don’t significantly add to a laregely complete text
Additive=where words amplify or elaborate on an image or vice versa.
Parallel=words and pictures seem to follow very different courses without intersecting.
Montage=where words are treated as integral parts of the picture.
The process of creation: idea-form-idiom-structure-craft-surface