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Navigating page layouts = defining "comics"?

One of the topics I debated closing out my new essay on page layout (pdf) with was its relationship to McCloud's definition of "comics."

As most know, McCloud's definition is that "comics" are "juxtaposed sequential images in deliberate sequence." Yet, he never places any constraints on that. He means all sequential images are "comics" — regardless of the characteristics of content.

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