We are now recruiting a postdoc with expertise in linguistic typology and corpus linguistics for our TINTIN Project! You can see the job listing here.

Upcoming Events

June 1 2022 – “Visual Languages of Comics: Empirical Study of Comics from Around the World” for The cognitive value of serial storytelling. Lunchtime Lecture Series, ZIM University of Graz

Organizations to support

Hero Initiative

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund

Reading with Pictures

Latest Blog Post

  • TINTIN Project: Progress on Panels

    The TINTIN Project in my lab is gathering data about the structure of comics from around the world. We’re aiming to analyze 1,000 comics from over 75 countries. To do […]

Books on Visual Language

Who Understands Comics? Book
2021 Eisner Award Nominee
The Visual Narrative Reader
The Visual Language of Comics

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So much confusion in linguistics and cognitive science would be avoided if people had a more full understanding of Peircean semiotics and realized it is incompatible with the traditional Saussurean sign

@visual_linguist @RikWorth That’s a neat way to frame it. Earlier in the story the character literally “pinches” the panel border too. Surely someone has done a sfx/word shadow before, but nice to know it isn’t hackneyed.