Invisible Emotion: Peter Dowell

The example that I chose for line quality is seen in the Zap Comics #8 where there is a

Zap Comics #8, 1975

Zap Comics #8, 1975

skinny strange alien with no eyes that is talking to a bunch of military admirals about war that is going to end the world that the military is involved with. He gets enraged when they refuse to stop building nuclear weapons. This rage is shown very spastic with the line art that is in the comic. The one panel where he says “STOP!” multiple times and it is his character stacked up multiple times shows how erratic and jumpy he is with the rage and angry he is bursting with. The next panel shows him in comparison to the character that is more calm with him kind of buzzing with rage with all of the lines looking like needles coming out of him. This shows how enraged he is still after the initial burst on the previous panel and how somebody more calm doesn’t have that crazy lines coming out of him.

The next thing that I looked at was a interdependent relationship. I found an example of this in Zap Comics #7, where there is some sort of object that looks like it is broken up and shredded and the text saying that something is coming out of the mist. The reason that this panel is interdependent is that by itself the text only describes something coming out of the mist, but we don’t know really what is happening. By itself the text only describes something coming out of the mist, so we know that there is mist but the object

Zap Comics #7, 1974

Zap Comics #7, 1974

coming out of the mist, how is it doing that? This can be seen in the picture where there is the chopped up shredded image of the guy and somewhat of an object in the background. The picture by itself looks like a shredded, strange picture and the reader would not know what is happening without the context of the text and the text can’t explain how something is rising from the mist without the picture to reference that there is mist and something rising. That is why this image is interdependent.

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