The absurd world of Joan Cornellà

A little while back I discovered the work of Joan Cornellá an illustrator from Barcelona who’s body of work is almost exclusively one page silent comics. Similar to the Jason his comics are drawn with in a set grid of panels which is repeated throughout his work. In Cornellá’s case his comics are most often […]

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The Sound of Silence

It could be argued that a truly silent comic is devoid of any sound whatsoever. Personally I don’t take such a strict view. In my opinion a silent comic is a comic whose narrative is driven by sequential imagery alone without the use of dialogue between characters. I feel that the use of onomatopoeia, words […]

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Mort Walker – The Lexicon of Comicana

There are any number of ways to express emotions, moods and states of characters in comic books. Sometimes these expression are exaggerated and others they are subtle. Often times these expressions are depicted in ways which are slightly abstract when we think about them yet they are understood and accepted readily by readers. Take for […]

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Will Eisner on imagery as a communicator

Will Eisner is a pioneer of contemporary comic art and his contribution to the field has been immense. So much so that the largest annual comic book awards, The Eisner Awards, are named in his honour. Comics and Sequential Art is essentially a text book outlining what Eisner considered to be best principles and practices […]

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David A. Berona on “The System” by Peter Kuper

David Beronä is the author of a number of books and articles on the subject of wordless comics. In his essay “WORDLESS COMICS: The Imaginative appeal of Peter Kuper’s The System” Beronä aims to provide analysis of Kuper’s wordless graphic novel demonstrating their are 5 key elements employed by Kuper to successfully drive the narrative […]

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