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No. 2772: McCloudfield

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McCloudfield

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Strip by: Manyhills

Jon: Ha ha! You look like an Eskimo, Garfield
Caption: TIME PASSES
{Jon has a moment of realisation}
Caption: TIME PASSES
Jon: {off-panel} GET OUT OF THE FREEZER!

The author writes:

"So, let's see: each panel of a comic shows a single moment in time. And between these frozen moments - between the panels - our minds fill in the intervening moments, creating the illusion of time and motion." - Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics (1993).

He then goes on to write about how this is an overly simplistic interpretation and it misses a lot of the details encapsulated by his notion of closure but whatever, I'm not going to listen to some dude who wasn't even drawn with eyes.

Original strips: 1986-07-13, 1990-03-21.