Scott McCloud: Understanding comics
The speech below answers some of the deepest and most creative questions, from the history of comics to concepts and visions for the future.
In particular, Scott McCloud explains that although his father was blind, he was a great scientist, inventor, and soldier who taught him scientific knowledge, philosophy, and attitude. He explains that he is working on drawing comics that are far from it. However, you can discover through his speeches that his knowledge of comics is very scientific, philosophical and future-oriented. Through his speech, I was impressed by the fact that ancient Egyptian murals, which were approached with common sense, were interpreted from a new perspective. Above all, I learned that comics are a visual medium in which responses and requests are made, and a medium that stimulates imagination through continuous questioning.
He emphasizes that comics deserve attention as future art because unlike other art genres, there is a chronological order. In other words, the method of viewing comics made through silent mutual agreements about space and time can go beyond the limits of simple printing and rapidly adapt to changes in media such as augmented reality in the future. In this part, I was amazed at the wisdom of the foresight of the ancestors who first drew cartoons in 1450, ancient murals, and Egyptian murals. In other words, the author emphasizes that comics are the most optimized media tool for the upcoming future. The author emphasizes that the future is an era of finding persistent mutations. In particular, media is not a simple monitor, box, or machine, but a window through which we can look into the world. Only the shape of these windows will change, and we will be able to use infinite canvas due to the discovery and development of technology that will continue at this moment, not just in the future. At this time, cartoons that can explain time and space are expected to become more popular.
Through his speech, I was able to discover the importance and role of our major media, trends and cartoons in the future.
Myungja Anna Koh