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ramgarali's picture

During our discussion of McCloud’s Understanding Comics, it was debated that the use of images could hinder the way we interpret a story. I partially agree with this argument because I think “gutters” are elements that foster the use of our imagination rather than limit it. Although images are explicit transitions from one event to the next, what happens in each “gutter” that separates them allows us to estimate the duration and perhaps the nature of an event etc. Using “gutters” to our advantage can allow us to reach a middle ground between the explicit use of images and our overactive imaginations.