"A micro-dictionary of gestures"

Why do I blog this? Looking for material for one of my student, I ran across this curious diagram recently and found it interesting. It's curious to see how a comic artist and theorist (Will Eisner) propose a way to describe embodiment in the language of comics. The body postures and gestures are important in comics and they definitely helps to convey meaning in the sequences, as shown by the quote by Eisner: "In comics, body posture and gesture occupy a position of primacy over text. The manner in which these images are employed modifies and defines the intended meaning of the words"