In the first chapter the author talks generally about comics and his experience with comics. Before he used to think that comics weren’t that grate.
In this chapter he talks about the “words” used in comics and he uses the example from “This is not a pipe”. He uses this example to explain other concepts for creating a comic.
In this chapter he talks about how movies show just a little part of something and than leave it to our minds to fill out the missing parts. Also comics use this technique, they give you some parts but leave the rest to your perception.
In this chapter he talks about time frames and how world balloons and sound effects show and influence the time. Also how the frames show time duration, they can be stretched not have a border be very small.
In this chapter he talks about the importance of lines and how different emotions van be expressed from different types of lines. The lines determine wether the comic is for adult or for kids if the lines are round and not that complex than they show that it is a kids comic but when they are very complex they show that it is an adults comic.
He talks about how kids are expected to read books with a lot of pictures and when they grow up they are supposed to read books that don’t have pictures. He thinks that pictures were there before words were and they should be equally important as words, because people underestimate comic books.