“In the Search for the Ninth Art” by Fabrice Neaud, FR, 2008

In the Search for the Ninth Art (“A la recherche du 9e Art”) by Fabrice Neaud (FR) in: Qu’est‐ce que la Bande Dessinée aujourd’hui (“What is Comics Art Today?”), Beaux Arts éditions, France, 2008.
Copyright ©2008 Fabrice Neaud/Beaux Arts/TTM éditions

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PAGE 3/8. “Histoire de M. Jabot” by Rodolphe Töpffer (CH), 1830/1831.
PAGE 4/8. Up: “Histoire d’Albert” by Rodophe Töpffer (CH), 1845. Bottom “Impressions de voyages aériennes et maritimes de Mr. A.A.N. Trouillard épicier de la veille” by Cham (FR), unpublished and unfinished story, France, 1847-1848 but may be earlier than 1840.
PAGE 5/8. “Puis”; then. “Quand soudain”; when all od sudden. Bottom left; “Der Virtuos” by Wilhelm Busch (DE), 1865.
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PAGE 7/8. “Ainsi”; thus.
PAGE 8/8: “Enfin”; finally.

BRAIDING: “The way panels (that is the images in the panels) can be linked in series (continuous or discontinuous) through non-narrative correspondences, be it iconic (repetition of certain symbols or elements) or other means. In a way this is a kind of rhyming for comics.” Derik Badman commenting the term introduced by Thierry Groensteen in: Système de la bande dessinée, Presses Universitaires de France, 1999.

On “braiding”, from the first Graphic Writing lesson, CommArts, Chula

“The Virtuoso” by Wilhelm Busch, DE, 1865

The Virtuoso (“Der Virtuos“) by Wilhelm Busch (DE), Germany, 1865. Via Animation Resources.

Complete sequence
Virtuoso01 - Silentium
PANEL 1/15: Silentium
Virtuoso02 - Introduzione
PANEL 2/15: Introduzione
Virtuoso03 - Scherzo
PANEL 3/15: Scherzo
Virtuoso04 - Adagio
PANEL 4/15: Adagio
Virtuoso05 - Adagio con Sentimento
PANEL 5/15: Adagio con Sentimento
Virtuoso06 - Piano
PANEL 6/15: Piano
Virtuoso07 - Smorzando
PANEL 7/15: Smorzando
Virtuoso08 - Smorzando
PANEL 8/15: Maëstoso
Virtuoso09 - Capriccioso
PANEL 9/15: Capriccioso
Virtuoso10 - Passagio Chromatico
PANEL 10/15: Passagio Cromatico
Virtuoso11 - Fuga des Diavolo
PANEL 11/15: Fuga del Diavolo
Virtuoso12 - Forte Vivace
PANEL 12/15: Forte Vivace
Virtuoso13 - Fortissimo Vivacissimo
PANEL 13/15: Fortissimo Vivacissimo
Virtuoso14 - Finale Furioso
PANEL 14/15: Finale Furioso
Virtuoso15 - Bravo Bravissimo
PANEL 15/15: Bravo Bravissiomo!