Cct336 lecture 9: reinventing comics towards comics. Reinventing comics (mccloud, 2000: 12 basic concepts, 4 sections, comics as art, creator/audience diversity, effect of digitization. Comics as art comics as visual narrative complexity six steps in uc-building foundation for something more than surface. Japanese influence range of interesting non-action transitions directly supporting artistic storytelling. Comics as literature focus on complex narrative: more complex than simple serialized strip or simple webcomic full story from beginning to end, or serialized strip that takes months/years to tell story evolving plot line with time. Roles in traditional publishing: author, publisher, accounting, marketing, printing, distribution, warehousing, retail, transportation among above tasks that artist themselves don"t want to do, rather focus on art. Comics and censorship: american context concern over warping kids" minds led to voluntarily self-censorship with. Digital production: production of comics digitally, including mccloud"s two last books, most web comics 100% digital, allows for easy combination, recombination, remixing.