At its core a comic book is a narrative told using a sequence of images or a sequential art narrative. There are a number of conventions, established early in the history of comics, which make the comic panel format a powerful tool for visual communication.
My thesis project examines these conventions and attempt to distinguish which ones are results of the unique nature of sequential art and which began as a byproduct of technological limitations. By doing so my goal is to take advantage of current technology by creating a new comic book format that integrates digital media while celebrating the comic book as a sequential art narrative.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Comic books, strips, etc.--Themes, motives; Comic books, strips, etc.--Technique; Comic books, strips, etc.--Interactive multimedia--Design
Visual Communication Design (MFA)
Department, Program, or Center
School of Design (CIAS)
McKinzie, Sten E., "X10 Comics: Reimagining the Sequential Narrative" (2015). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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