Closure and Time Frames: Feifan Li

I decided to read a graphic novel by Ben Katchor called Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay. This novel is very famous in my hometown of China, so I decided to read it. The story is a novel collection of pictures from various publishers-Ben Katchor tells the story of real estate photographer Julius Knipl for decades.

From this comic, we can also see the change and movement of the character’s position. The cameraman saw a distant person falling down with a heavy object on his back. He walked over to help us. We can know this from the change in the distance of the scene. Because I watched it for a long time and I forgot which page it is (Friday), it should be more than 50 to 60 pages. The far and near environment of this picture, the cameraman first looked around and then prepared his own camera, and then found that someone lifting a heavy object is a distant view at this time, everyone can see the scene from a particularly distant place, and then a focused lens, Similar to let the reader understand that the focus is on that place. Then the picture came closer, and a positive close-up began to tell a new event. Then he also explained that he did it. Then use the change of the telephoto lens to explain the event. I think this is a great example of closure, and noting them in a graphic novel can help you think more deeply about what you are reading and what each scene means.

Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay. pg.60
“Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay”的图片搜索结果
Cheap Novelties: The Pleasures of Urban Decay. pg.32

In this picture, there are obvious clocks to prove the change of time. You can also grind the change of time from the background color and background change. The protagonist has seen various things passing by various places, and the background color has gradually become darker. You know it’s getting late. This example is what I think is best understood. Because the title requires us to look for an example of time, this screen has a clock on the surface to record the time, and the use of color on the side to tell you the change of time.

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