Here’s some more of what I like best about comic books.
And there’s this Toth page that even manages to show a closet sized room in an exciting way.
It’s intesting to me that in both these examples the text is a big part of how cool it looks.
Here’s a simmular 2 cops enter a room from different sides –scene draw by two serious dudes.
Masamune Shirow, Appleseed:
Here’s some old Manara pages from one of his Giuseppe Bergman books where he really plays around with storytelling,
Here he takes his male and female characters and switches their clothes and gender.
It’s like the teenage girl version of of the” this is not a pipe” picture.
ending with her skirt abover her waist.
A true villan with a poo poo heart, I head the guy that runs Latveria has that condition.
And here’s a Manara page where he used a story as kind of a what kind of creep are you -sex quiz
I love comic book choose your own adventures. Also that dude in the gorilla suit has some nerve!
And here’s a couple pages from a Pat McEown short (from the back of Weasle #1) Where he switches up the way it’s read. Each row of panels is a floor of a building
and you read it by following the characters in whatever direction they might go as opposed to just reading left to right.
It gives the issue a feeling like its a music video.
Another thing I like to see in comics is where the story is helped out by what’s printed around it.
Like this Steelgrip Starkey comic that has a fold out ad for the fictinal company the main characters work for.
The 80’s printing of it came with a seperate newspaper with articles written by her.
And here’s some more pages I meant to get to last time.
This one is amazing to me how well it works. With the 2 guys hanging out on top of a bridge and jumping off –but for some reason the final panel is in the center.
And another guy whose work always gets me hyped about comics is Thomas Herpich.
My all time favorite thing to run into in comics is seeing someone who is fully capable just having a blast and fucking around.
And it does look nice.
And a great scene from a Newmen porn manga, Secret Plot deep– Where a part of the story is deleted for security reasons.
Here’s a Katsuhiro Otomo comic that I like. Just because it feels like him messing around.
And an akira toriyama Dr slump page with lettering violence!. He does so much cool shit in his early books.
And Here’s some James Stokoe, (from Won ton soup 2 hyper wontonsoup twoton soup the quickening 2 …soup) –where his characters get so doped up that the pages go blank and the reader has to finish it themselves.
I love the nerve of this ozamu tezuka scene, where he has a characer interupt an important flash back.
Often when I read a comic that I don’t enjoy I feel like I’m a chef taking a sip from a ladel and saying “needs more crazy”