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Dr. Beth Bradburn
Dr. Jonathan Bush
There is an old saying which goes "a picture is worth a thousand words." This saying speaks of the power of art, of its ability to convey countless ideas by image alone, to illustrate qualities and characteristics that it would seem no words could manage to fully explain—such as conceptual ideas of purity, hope, fear, and more. Pictures, images, and art have great power, for though they say much, they are silent. One need only look at art to understand its message. By contrast, one might say that a thousand words are worth one picture. Writers use words to paint images in the minds of their readers, using descriptions, character's actions, exposition, and more to create a convincing enough world that their readers can even forget that they are reading a book at all; the world created in their minds is just as effective as if they could see it.
Crossman, Dylan, "Comic Books as Art and Literature" (2006). Honors Theses. 1795.
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