“Impact of Digital Media on Comics” by Samanci

  • ©Özge Samanci

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    Impact of Digital Media on Comics

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    Digital comics are more than Web comics. Web comics nominally benefit from the affordances of digital interactive media such as distributing comics instantaneously at low cost, storing and exploring an archive, applying animation and sound, and connecting with the comics artist and fan base via email and social media. Digital comics can expand beyond Web comics such as site-specific comics, location based comics (GPS comics), embodied comics (computer vision based comics). Murray identifies the affordances of digital media as “procedural, participatory, spatial, and encyclopedic” [Murray 1997]. When the affordances of digital media are fully used, digital comics offers the comic artist new meaning making strategies.


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