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 […]

Comic Theory 101: Too Many Twos

This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in March 2006.

Comic Theory 101: Loopy Framing

This article was originally written for my periodic column at the online magazine Comixtalk in March 2007. by Neil Cohn and Tym Godek Over the years, some graphic elements have become […]

New article: The architecture of visual narrative comprehension

I’m happy to announce that I have a new article out in the journal Frontiers in Psychology titled “The architecture of visual narrative comprehension: the interaction of narrative structure and […]

Science and Eddie Campbell’s rules of comics comprehension

In Eddie Campbell’s recent article at The Comics Journal, he described several potential “rhetorical rules” that authors of comics can follow in order to make them more understandable to inexperienced […]

Basic structures of visual language

One of the important basic tasks of doing research on the visual language used in comics is to identify the foundational components that go into our comprehension of sequential images. […]

New article: Framing attention in Japanese and American comics

I’m pleased to say that I now have a new article out about the cross-cultural differences between American comics—both Mainstream and Indy comics—and Japanese manga: “Framing attention in Japanese and […]

Eye-movements for comic panels vs. photos

In the recent article, “Inferring Artistic Intention in Comic Art through Viewer Gaze,” the authors examined whether people’s eyes are more directed to parts of comic panels than they are when […]

Attention and comic panels

Craig Fischer has a nice article over at The Comics Journal about how panels focus attention, particularly focusing on the work of Jack Kirby. He nicely keys in on several […]

The Pictorial and Linguistic Features of Comic Book Formulas

Neff, William Albert. 1977. The Pictorial and Linguistic Features of Comic Book Formulas. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Denver, Denver, CO. Neff compares the patterns of formal properties for comics in […]