Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Visual Linguist salute!

Journalista blogger Dirk Deppey has announced that today is his last day blogging on that site. Dirk has done a fantastic job as the "go to" aggregator of comic information on the web, and I'm very grateful for his promotion of this blog on his site. His help has been wonderful for promoting my research and recruiting for my online experiments. So thanks, Dirk, and whatever your future endeavors hold, good luck!

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Thanks to everyone who took my recent experiment, as well as to everyone that linked to it! I'm greatly appreciative for the support, and I assure you that this goes directly to insightful research on comics comprehension. This link actually had two separate experiments that it led to. I can't reveal anything about the second one, but I can describe what we were analyzing in the first one.

If you got the one that asked you to describe only single panels, we were analyzing how "active" or "passive" the descriptions of the actions in the panels were. These results will help interpret the results of another study that used these panels, as well as help design a future follow-up study.

Also, be sure to stay tuned to this site for future experiments. Several more should appear in the coming months.

Thanks again!

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Take my experiment!

Once again I have a brief experiment online and I'd be extremely grateful for your help! This one involves looking at various strips and making predictions about them. Participation enters you into a drawing for a $50 Gift Certificate to Best Buy (either online or in store). Thanks in advance!

UPDATE 12/13: I have now collected enough responses, so thanks to all who have participated! If you didn't get a chance to participate but you'd like to take future experiments, please email me.