Understanding Comics Terminology
There are many terms that both a fan and student of comics must become familiar with if they want to have an excellent understanding and appreciation of the visual narrative form. These include the terms to describe and define the form itself, the language of comics, filmic terminology, and even the language of the Gaze, a broad theoretical approach to the role that looking and perception play in visual culture. This e-book provides definitions and explanations for more than two dozen of these terms, from the simple differences between a comic strip and a graphic novel, to the complex nuances and effects of reciprocal, semi-reciprocal, and divergent attention. With these terms in hand, you will be in a much better place in terms of talking about comics and deriving meaning from them.