Panel – Usually surrounded by a border or an outline, panels contain artwork on a page. The shape of the panel can indicate emotion and tension
Gutter – The space in between panels.
Spread – a full image that takes up two pages (or more). Can be seen during an intense or important part of a story.
Splash – (or splash page) an introduction to the story, generally a full page illustration.
Underground comix – was a wave of alternative comics that were popularized beginning in the 1960’s. They were often self-published and contained controversial content.
Alternate Comics – comics following the wave of underground comix.
Encapsulation – The moments chosen by the artist to depict.
The Icon – Any image thaty represents a person, place, thing or idea.
Closure – an agent of time, motion and change.
Monosensery medium– when information is conveyed visually.
Zip Ribbon – the motion lines in comics.
Synaesthetics – Visual cues that are used to bring out senses that are not visible.
Parallel Combo – when words and images go in a certain direction but never intersect.
Montage – when words are used to replace images and treated as equally important as images.
Interdependent – when words and images are used along one another to convey an idea because neither alone has the ability to.
Formalist – the result of composition, framing, etc
Sociocultural – relating to a broader sense of things (culture, society, etc)
Bleeding – when the panels runs off the page. Can set a certain mood.