The Visual Language Research Corpus (VLRC) Project



The Visual Language Research Corpus (VLRC) is comprised of annotations of a corpus of comics analyzing the structures in visual languages of the world. The VLRC includes ~36,000 coded panels from 300+ comics from Europe, Asia, and the United States, spanning across 80 decades of publication dates (1940-present), and various genres (e.g., superhero, indy, etc.). It also includes annotation of the entire run of the Calvin & Hobbes comic strip. Comics have been analyzed for a variety of properties, including panel framing, situational relations between panels, external compositional structure (page layout), multimodality, and a variety of other structures.
Date made available19 Apr 2022

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