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Hannah Miodrag

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617038044

Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.001.0001

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Composition

Composition

Continuity, Demarcation, and Nesting

Chapter:
(p.221) Chapter Nine Composition
Source:
Comics and Language
Author(s):

Hannah Miodrag

Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617038044.003.0010

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.

Keywords:   composition, comics, panels, multiframes, language, Benoît Peeters, Evelyn Goldsmith, readability of images, nesting

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