This led him to an interesting classification on relations between two consecutive picures in a comic:
- - "years later"
- - scene to scene (of which "years later" would really be a species)
- - actor to actor (like he to she when describing a date or protagonist to antagonist when describing a battle)
- - action to action (like one picture he has hands in pocket, next he has cigarette in hand ready to light it)
- - micro-second to micro-second (like slow motion in a picure)
- - non-temporal, change of perspective on a room or a storm or ...
- - unrelated, unconnected (at least so far, at least in time and space) *
He also has an interesting observation on which kinds of transitions Hergé would make a priority, and which kinds get more attention in the manga.
Scott McCloud in Comiclopedia
Scott has a homepage too ...
Panel on theme: My Dad Makes Comics (feat. two daughters of Scott McCloud)
* This led him to an interesting classification on relations between two consecutive picures in a comic (follows the correct list):
- 1 Moment to moment (within an action)
- 2 Action to action (same subject and within scene)
- 3 Subject to subject (within a scene)
- 4 Scene to scene (within story)
- 5 Aspect to aspect (within "moment"/non-moment/mood)
- 6 unrelated and unconnected
Tintin-style - heavy emphasis on 2-3-4.
Manga-style - more of 1 and 5, less heavy emphasis on 2-3-4.
Absurdism - uses 6.