Continuity, Demarcation, and Nesting
This chapter examines composition and nesting in comics, focusing on how the form integrates individuated panels into a larger whole. More specifically, it discusses the relationships between panels’ contents and their frames, and between those panels and the larger totalities of page and entire work. The chapter also considers the idea that “the strip, the page, the double page, and the album are nested multiframes” and describes the relationships between the contents of these nested layers within the framework of composition in comics. It compares the way panels are embedded within a larger text to the system of language and comments on Benoît Peeters’s taxonomy of compositional types, as well as on Evelyn Goldsmith’s method of evaluating the readability of images.
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