99 Ways to Tell a Story

One of the things I find most exciting and challenging about creating comics is trying to figure out how best to lay out the narrative. There are numerous factors which might affect how the story is told. These factors can include the perspective from which the story is told, the amount of panels used, the style […]

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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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