In the MASC, I found some very interesting lines that expressed many different emotions. The one that I chose was The City: A Narrative Portfolio by Will Eisner. This art used many horizantal and diagnol lines that were very close and far apart to indecate dark and light shading. It is very interesting because none of the lines are bolder than the other, they’re just closer to seem bolder. The thinness of these lines brings emotions of coldness, sadness, and depression which definately does its job to set the theme for this comic. The direction of the lines are repetative that also helps set the “dark and gloomy” theme that brings the audiences in the story.
For Chapter 6: Show and Tell from Understanding Comics, one of term that I focused on for this comic: Sacred and Profance by Justin Green, is Picture-Specific. Picture-Specific is where words do little more than add a soundtrack to a visually told sequence. This example is shown on the sequence where the man is pulling his “imaginary brother” from the stop sign, then releases him which caused him to fall and injure him. This comic showed this sequence of events by using words to describe what words go with what action. Another term that I focused on is Montage. Montage is where words are treated as integral parts of the picture. This term also works with the same visual concept as the Picture-Specific example. My final term that I focused on is Interdependent. Interdependent is where words and pictures go hand in hand to convey an idea that neither could convey alone. This example is shown after the man releases his “imaginary brother” and calls him a “Meek Guy.” This is a great example because you wouldn’t describe the imaginary brother as a “Meek Guy” if they were no text and the same vise versa.