information design, visuals, comic books
INSIGHTS about professional communication may come from odd and unexpected places. McCloud's Understanding Comics (hereafter UC) is a case in point. Despite the juvenile connotations evoked by any discussion of comic books, the theory of visual communication presented in UC arguably rivals the best of contemporary semiotics (that is, the study of how we make meaning out of gestures, words, paragraphs, pictures, and so on).
Original Publication Citation
Manning, A. D. "Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art." Professional Communication, IEEE Transactions on 41.1 (1998): 66-9
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Manning, Alan D., "Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art" (1998). Faculty Publications. 646.
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
Electrical and Computer Engineering
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