Questions? Quibbles? Controversies?
Horrocks goes on to claim that McCloud does not justify why Eisner’s definition of “Sequential Art” is definitive in comics, and he chose it based on his personal likings. McCloud takes the concept of “Sequential Art” in order to rewrite it and rename it as comics. Horrocks claims that the definition is a metaphoric system made from other related metaphors, such as, “Comics are a literary genre”...But since McCloud decided that pictures must tell a whole story, Horrocks feels that McCloud should add an amendment to his definition stating, “Comics must not only contain pictorial narrative; they must be dominated by it”.
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
This week, my class tackled Dylan Horrocks' Inventing Comics. It's a difficult piece, and as always, separates the hard core students from the slackers when it came to blogging. Among those, Tiara's stands out as an example of summarizing the key points from a lengthy, dense text. Even more impressive is her weaving of summary with quotations, creating a hybrid text of her and Horrocks' words.