Closure and Time Frames: Nick Caton

Picture from Graphic Novel “Last Look” by Charles Burns

I picked the graphic novel Last Look by Charles Burns. When I was looking for a book this one stood out to me because of the colors used and the amount of detail put into each frame. I think this scene shows a very good scene to scene closure. In the first frame the character is looking around and finds a crack in a wall. The next frame he has found a whole other room/ area where he is. I think that the author shows the transition very well because when he shows the character looking through the crack you don’t know what he will find. The next frame shows what was through the crack when it was up to the readers imagination to think of what he could possibly find.

Picture from Graphic Novel “Last Look” by Charles Burns

When I was looking for time frames i came upon this page in the book. I think this series of frames is a perfect example of time frames. It calls for serious reader viewership to figure out one, how to read the series of frames, and two, what exactly is going on through these frames. When I was looking for an example in this book it was hard to find one at first because most of the novel is pretty straight forward about how you read the frames. This was the first page I saw in the book that I didn’t understand very well because the frames are different than the others with text boxes in between frames and also each frame seems different. I thought this page was a perfect example of time frames in a comic or graphic novel.

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