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Comics as a Binary Language

Laraudogoitia, Jon Pérez. 2008. The Comic as a Binary Language: An Hypothesis on Comic Structure. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 15 (2):111-135.

This study examines the structure of comics by converting the contents of panels into binary code. Coding a broad number of Eurpoean comics, a panel holding the protagonist of a story ("lead character") is given a "+" while a panel without is given