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The Language of Comics

Can a sequence of images be 'read' like a series of words? Michael Rosen explores the visual language of comics, with comics theorist and cognitive researcher Neil Cohn.

Can a series of images be 'read' like a series of words? What makes something a language? We have written, spoken and signed languages, but could the sequences of images we see in comics also qualify? Michael Rosen explores the visual language of comics and graphic novels, with comics theorist and cognitive researcher Neil Cohn, author of The Visual Language of Comics.

Producer: Mair Bosworth

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