Graphic Narratives + Affordances

Dylan Yamada-Rice

We took the first part of the comic book Ethel and Ernest by Raymond Briggs and applied Scott McCloud’s (2003) categories for understanding how narratives can move across comic panels:

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Briggs, R. Ethel and Ernest: A True Story

Using the following categories from McCloud we quantified how the narrative moved from panel to panel:

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McCloud’s (2003) categories for understanding how comic narratives move from panel to panel

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