2) Gesture Drawings
3) Understanding Comics Chapter 9
*All media of communication are a by-product of our inability to communicate mind to mind.
-It’s impossible for another human to understand what it’s like to be you from the inside.
-Each medium serves as a bridge between minds.
-Media converts thoughts into forms that can traverse the physical world.
-Comics follow a conversion path;
-MIND to HAND to PAPER to EYE to MIND
-The mastery of one’s medium depends on the degree to which the artist’s ideas survive the journey.
-The one power that can break the wall that separates artists from their audience is understanding.
-Comics is one of the few forms of mass communication in which individuals have a voice and can still be heard.
-The wall of ignorance can easily prevent humans from seeing each other clearly.
Steps to understanding comics
- Clear the mind of all preconceived notions about comics and starting from scratch.
-Comics is a sight-based medium.
-Comics possess the ability to command viewer involvement and identification.
-The dance of the visible and invisible is at the heart of comics, through the power of closure.
-Embedded in all pictures are invisible seeds known as expressionism and synaesthetics.
*All that’s needed is the desire to be heard, the will to learn and the ability to see.