Closure and Time Frames: Luis Trejo

I have decided to read the graphic novel, Bone 1: Out from Boneville. This is the first of many volumes of the main character named Bone and his adventures. I remember seeing many people at my elementary and middle school check out Bone books from the library and I never got around to read one myself. Skimming through it, I really enjoy the art form and It looks to have a good story line with many characters.

, Bone 1: Out from Boneville pg 7.

One example of closure that I found early in the book is on page seven. This page starts off at the top panel where you can see that there is a large swarm of what appears to be grasshoppers. As the panels continue going down, you can see every moment that is going by as the characters are running way from the swarm of grasshoppers. The swarm continues to get closer and closer until they are surrounded by the swarm of grasshoppers on the last panel on the bottom right of the page.

Bone 1: Out from Boneville pg 14.

One interesting example of time frames that require the viewer to interpret is on page fourteen. This page starts off in pitch black darkness where the main character wakes up from a dream. In the following panel it appears that someone that is hidden in the darkness is talking to him and he believes it to be one of his friends that he hasn’t seen in a while. The person who was hiding in the darkness then asks bone for a match to light his cigarette, when he pulls out a match and sets it on fire, the fire laminates the small area that they were talking and instead of seeing his friend he sees a dragons face reaching for the match to light the cigarette. There is a black panel that follows and the final panel on the pages has a speech bubble that has “AAAH!”. There is nothing that shows you what happened after he lit the cigarette for the dragon, it is up to the viewer for interpretation.

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