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  • Multimodal Parallel Architecture

    New paper: Remarks on multimodality

    I’m really excited to announce that my 2022 is kicking off with a new paper! This one is written with my colleague Joost Schilperoord, Remarks on multimodality: Grammatical interactions in […]

  • Analyzing Calvin and Hobbes

    On New Year’s Day 2021, I posted a thread on Twitter analyzing the properties of the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. People seemed to like the thread, so here’s a […]

  • Creation of Adam VOI

    2021: My publications in review

    Following my tradition over the last several years, here’s a post that summarizes all the papers I’ve had published over the past year. I find this is a nice way […]

  • Visual Narrative Engine

    2020: My publications in review

    Better late than never! A few years ago I started doing yearly reviews of all the papers I’d published in a year (all can be found here). It’s a nice […]

  • Art vs. Language

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in July 2004. In my last article, I wrote about the problems facing the designation of the “comics medium […]

  • Interactive Comics

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in February 2005. Sometimes, when people hear my proposal that the “comics medium” is literally a visual language (VL), I […]

  • Comic Theory 101: Passing Judgment

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in January 2006. By now, most readers of this site know that I have been developing a […]

  • Comic Theory 101: In Place of Another

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in October 2005. One of the most famous theories that Scott McCloud set forth in Understanding Comics was that […]

  • Comic Theory 101: Seeing Rhymes

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in June 2006. As you probably know, I’ve been expounding on a theory that sequential images can […]

  • Comic Theory 101: Visual Poetry

    This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in November 2006. In this column I’d like to continue our discussion of the potential for visual […]

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