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Time and Space in Comics

November 9th, 2007 · 2 Comments

It’s probably pointless to link to specific clever strips of the geektastic Web comic xkcd—it’d be easier to just add a feed posting each day’s strip automatically—but since I’ve got comics on the brain, I figured I’d note that this recent strip is a clever mini-commentary on the way the medium depicts time spatially, a formal feature Alan Moore famously exploited to great thematic effect in Watchmen.

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  • 1 Tom Scudder // Nov 13, 2007 at 9:34 pm

    There was a great 4-panel strip on this by Matt Feazell in Scott McCloud’s UNDERSTANDING COMICS. “I’ll just borrow some money from myself in the future!” (using a fishing line to grab a dollar bill from the bottom right panel).

  • 2 Jesse // Nov 21, 2007 at 10:45 pm

    Have you ever read Jason Shiga, Julian? If not, start with “Meanwhile”—the physical version, not the web version, which is like playing tennis without a net. It will rock your world.

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