Laura Parkinson (stormfeather) wrote,
Laura Parkinson

Parasha: Understanding Comics - September 8th reading

Oof, I can tell from the very start, this chapter is going to make my brain hurt! Not to mention making me nostalgic for the good ol' days, when MTV played music videos.

There are some pretty interesting ideas in this chapter, such as the idea of comics' abstraction letting us plug ourselves into them more easily being a reason for their appeal. I'm not sure I buy all his arguments wholesale, but definitely some good food for thought here.

And as for that chart, yeah, I'm with the "read it later" thing. Eek! Really, he starts to lose me around there. Partly I think because he's just driving the same ideas into the ground. Enough! Know when to let it go!

Generally though, good ideas, interesting to think about... but I'm not sure what to discuss really!

Anyone else?

Next time: Chapter 3! See ya then.
Tags: books, parasha, parasha_understanding_comics
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