Closure and Time Frames: Eddie Abellar

“Mimi and the Wolves” by Alabaster.

The example of closure I found in the graphic novel “Mimi and the Wolves” is a moment-to-moment transition. This example is moment-to-moment because it follows the main character, Mimi, in a single setting and shows her actions across multiple panels. In each of the panels, she is doing something completely different. The time between panels is very small, maybe a couple seconds between panels, which is why I think it is a moment-to-moment transition. This example of closure could also be an action-to-action transition. In the first panel, Mimi opens a bottle of liquid and proceeds to drink the liquid in the second panel, Mimi then burps in the third panel and by the fourth panel, Mimi is asleep.

“Mimi and the Wolves” by Alabaster.

The example of a time frame I found in “Mimi and the Wolves” is a single rectangular panel that has been widened to represent the length of time in the panel. In the panel are two speech bubbles. One of the speech bubbles belongs to Mimi and the other belongs to her talking pet dog Bobo. In the panel, Mimi and Bobo are walking through what seems like an outdoor market. Mimi’s speech bubble appears first, then Bobo’s speech bubble appears after Mimi’s. This second speech bubble reacting or responding to the first speech bubble represents the time that has passed within the frame, which in this example is only a couple of seconds.

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