Sure Reddit liked it, but what did Scott McCloud think?

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That Korean horror comic we linked to yesterday had everyone buzzing or else pooping their pants, but you know, future comics aren’t future comics until Scott McCloud weighs in — which he did on Google+:

This is one of those interesting cases where the insertion of motion (or the illusion of it by hijacking the scrollbar) doesn’t automatically tear at the fabric of the medium. It still feels like comics, because that static juxtaposition is maintained (a bit like comics that use looped motion, one of which I wrote about on my site last year: http://scottmccloud.com/2010/08/24/why-it-works/).

Hope others will give it a try. Adding the ingredient of reader presence to the mix could open up a lot of interesting possibilities, especially for genres like horror which thrive on keeping the reader at least partially in the dark.


There’s quite a bit of discussion in the comments, including a reaction video, below:

Comments

  1. Cute video.

  2. I thought it was great. I especially liked that I could follow it even though it is in Korean.

  3. Reminds me of Le Jete by Chris Marker. Which is all stills and one piece of motion. Probably the greatest sci-fi film of all time.

  4. X-fan says:

    Works particularly well on the iPad.

  5. Yoon Jeong says:

    This is cartoon of Korean cartoonist, Ha Il Gun. In Korea, there are many webtoons and Cartoonists are trying to make good image which can express its’ story more interesting.

    Enjoy Korean Cartoon!

  6. Yoon Jeong says:

    Oh, sorry. This cartoon is not cartoon of Ha Il Gun. This fantastic cartoon’s master is Ho Rang.

  7. THIS IS REALLY FRICKIN STUPID WHAT WAS THE FRICKIN POINT OF IT???????!!!!!!

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