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  • 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 […]

  • Conventional and unconventional upfixes

    New paper: Meaning above (and in) the head

    I’m excited to say that my collaborator Tom Foulsham and I have a new paper out, “Meaning above (and in) the head: Combinatorial visual morphology from comics and emoji” which […]

  • TINTIN Project: MAST

    Our data collection on the TINTIN Project is now underway! If you’re not familiar with it, the TINTIN Project is our current research project aimed at analyzing the cross-cultural patterns […]

  • 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 […]

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