Framing: Cesar Rubio


From Richard McGuire’s “ctrl”, found in McSweeney’s quarterly concern. No. 13 pages 190-191

I think that the concept of framing is well demonstrated in this spread. There are of course the literal frames that make up the comic. Something interesting about them is that they are all the same dimensions and are organized evenly in a 4×4 grid throughout the entire excerpt.

There is also the reoccurring use of implied frames. At the end of each two-page spread McGuire presents either leaves, bread crumbs, or dirt within an implied rectangle shaped frame. This brings the story together, since there is no dialogue. It gives the reader a peak of the tendencies of the character and their personality. It also reveals a certain irony of the main character’s death.


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