Gutter Space #3: Pushing the Boundaries between Comics and Animation in Randall Munroe’s XKCD

No discussion of comics on the Internet would be complete without taking a look at Randall Munroe’s xkcd. Self-described as “A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,” xkcd is known by its substantial following as “the smart stick figure comic” with seemingly simple illustrations conveying more thought-provoking themes, often referring to current events in fields such a s science, literature, Internet culture, and popular culture. One of the most fascinating aspects of xkcd that sets it apart from other webcomics is Munroe’s ability to embrace technology and provide a unique reading experience to his readers that would not be possible in print. To highlight Munroe’s unique use of the webcomics medium in xkcd, this discussion will focus on how Munroe blurs the lines between comics and animation in his 1190th comic, “Time.”

Read more here.

Advertisements

Tell me what you're thinking!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s