Friday, May 16, 2003

More on Emptiness

It occurred to me later that Scott McCloud's excellent book, Understanding Comics makes a similar point about emptiness. According to McCloud, it is the relative abstraction of comic book figures that allows us to empathize with them, to, figuratively, enter them and the comic.

I'm feeling a lot of other thoughts buzzing around this idea of Applied Emptiness; it probably deserves a standalone essay instead of these fast-twitch blog entries.