About The Project

“The Comic Book as the Ideal in Storytelling” is a collection of academic essays that sprang out of the idea that the comic book/graphic novel format is the ideal when it comes to storytelling and information transmission.

© Constantine Koutsoutis


In Defense Of The Traditional Comic Strip

There’s a lot to be said for traditional comic strips with three-to-four panel horizontal layouts. 
 New technologies and new art styles, not to mention a growing feeling amongst the cartooning world has lead to some incredibly groundbreaking work that pushes the limits of comic storytelling.  And not just in the comic book format, but also in the individual strip format as well.  And yet there’s something to be said for traditional types of strips that manage to wrap up a joke and or a plot point in four small panels.