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Comic Theory at ComicCon

Going to the San Diego Comic-Con International? Interested in Comic Theory? Well, then, mark your calendar for Friday, because lots is happening...Â

First off is McCloud's panel on his new book Making Comics at 12:00 in Room 8. Though the book is a "how-to" with any of McCloud's books you can expect a lot of deep thinking about comics with it.Â

Then, you can mosey across the hall to room 7B for the... 1:15-2:30 Comic Arts Conference Session #6: Visual Language— Neil Cohn reveals the “secrets” of sequential art: the grammatical rules and visual “parts of speech” underlying comics' use of sequence. Zon Petilla (Cal State University–Fresno) asserts that there is a universal visual grammar operating in comics that can be used to teach language. Hal Shipman (Northwestern University) examines the contrast between the vocabulary and grammar of visual language in European and American comics, represented respectively by the adventure strips Tintin and Terry and the Pirates. Room:7BÂ

The essay for my Visual Grammar talk will also be found exclusively on the CAC CD that is for sale at the conference. After the talk I'll be doing a booksigning down at the Comic Relief booth. So, come by the talk or afterwards, and say hello. Hope to see you in San Diego!

Indeed, that is too bad.

Neil Cohn's picture

Indeed, that is too bad. However, I will be at Wizard World Chicago, so you're welcome to come by and talk comic theory with me endlessly at my table!------- Studying the Visual Language of "Comics" -

------- Studying the Visual Language of "Comics" -

It appears there is no cool

Scott Story's picture

It appears there is no cool webcomic programming like this at Wizard World Chicago. Bummer.