Action starring narratives and events: Structure and inference in visual narrative comprehension.

@article{Cohn2015ActionSN,
  title={Action starring narratives and events: Structure and inference in visual narrative comprehension.},
  author={Neil Cohn and Eva Wittenberg},
  journal={Journal of cognitive psychology},
  year={2015},
  volume={27 7},
  pages={812-828}
}
Studies of discourse have long placed focus on the inference generated by information that is not overtly expressed, and theories of visual narrative comprehension similarly focused on the inference generated between juxtaposed panels. Within the visual language of comics, star-shaped "flashes" commonly signify impacts, but can be enlarged to the size of a whole panel that can omit all other representational information. These "action star" panels depict a narrative culmination (a "Peak"), but… CONTINUE READING

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