Distortions in Spacetime: Emergent Narrative Practices in Comics’ Transition from Print to Screen



The medium of comics is undergoing a transition, as digital display becomes an increasingly popular mode of consumption. This is a transition that has been underway since before the general adoption of the World Wide Web and recent developments in portable display devices have advanced the pace of this change. Smartphones and tablet computers now provide a single platform that supports a wide range of visual, narrative and interactive media. As comics gradually leave behind the trappings of print and embrace those of the screen, it becomes necessary to re-examine the fundamental storytelling practices of the medium in the context of these changes.


Tablet Computer Spatial Network Comic Book Digital Display Comic Creator 
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