I’m Brandon, I make comics. King city(Image) and Multiple warheads (oni)
Robin was nice enough to let me use his space.
Some months back I got to go out to the SCAD art school to talk about comics.
A lot of these images were put together for a slide show I did out there on things that excite me about this comic book
medium and how it’s affected my own work.
Here’s a panel from Asterix, I really like how Uderzo used a change in style to show the change in language.
I really like how willing to take side roads into other parts of the world away from the main story Barlow was willing to go.
And here’s a trick on the lower left of ths page, where Barlow takes the dot of an exlamation point and turns it into a space station.
Also I should point out how great the politician aliens on this page are, with a garden below them fertilized by their excrement.
so many cool ideas.
Howarth does a lot of storytelling that is specific to comics but this one from his WRAB: pirate televison is
the example I like to bring up to show something that only works with printed paper comics.
Here’s a Post brothers issue where the brothers split up and splitting the panels of the book for the entire issue. following one on the top row and the other below until they meet up again at the end and the pages go back to normal.
And this, that I think of as the most effective way to show a fast zoom in comics.
Showing the same character closer without a panel boarder getting in the way.
Here’s the same trick done my Masamune Shirow in his Orion book:
I’m always amazed going back and looking at Shirows storytelling.
I think a lot about things that can be added to a story that wont be missed if you don’t catch them, nonsense panels.
You see it a fair amount in Japanese porn comics.
And here’s a less severe example with the lower center panel by her robots foot–
I feel like that panel reads like a beat on the page, giving her time to get out of her suit
–it might as well be blank.
I really like this scene from an Appleseed knife fight. Deunan has an eye patch on and you get all these dense panels
and then there’s a blank space on the lower right when one of the guys gets on her blind side.
So you don’t see what she can’t see.
I like the idea of comics as a kind of call and response art form, where artists will sometimes do work because they were
inspired by the work of others. This next guy Locke is really Shirow influenced (while still maintaining his own voice)
Here’s some pages from his comic Ride and a link to the actual thing so you can read it before I ruin the end on here:
Locke was kind of the older comics brother of dudes like Brian O’malley and Corey Lewis.