Feb 24, 2009

COMICS

I'll post some art next time. I'm not this time because I don't want to distract from...

THIS

Just click on the .swf file when it loads, and use the arrow keys to navigate. It really inspires me to try something like that... in a cool, McCloudian kinda way. (there are some swears)

It also has a FOLLOWUP ... which gets bonus points for making fun of Twilight.

Enjoy. :)

5 comments:

Anthony Holden said...

what a great idea. this kind of thinking keeps visual story-telling fresh.

REM-Brant said...

I think it's most effective for surprises. It was also kinda cool and dynamic (still deciding whether it's gimmicky or not, like fast zoom-ins) to see the changing size of drawings. Seemed less confined than a typical comic page.

I'd just hate to see people use it in place of good composition basic story principles, rather than in concert with.

Rachel B said...

The reason I love this idea so much is because it's like the missing link between comics and storyboards/animatics. One is a still image, one moves. But this gives you the freedom to create your own timing, or go back to see previous panels. And you won't accidentally spoil yourself by seeing a panel too soon when you turn the page (not to mention that changes within panels allow for more subtlety).

But it's true - just the way comic artists can do a bad job with composition and such, it can be poorly presented here too. Fortunately, I think it'll still be quite possible to see the difference.

(the only main drawback I can see so far is this would be crazy hard to actually earn money on... except on media devices like the iPhone, which unfortunately have small screens. But for the sake of trying an experimental storytelling method, I think it's worth exploring. Webcomics especially can benefit, if they never were going to print anyway.)

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, that was amazing! Thanks for sharing that link!

M.R. Weaver said...

Man I have GOT to figure out how to do this...
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