Grotesque Anatomy
Friday, May 28, 2004
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Newsarama has an interview with Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá about their upcoming graphic novel Ursula from AiT/PlanetLar.  The sample images look really nice.  Looking forward to reading this one.

In other anticipation news, Matt Maxwell (not a permalink) has posted a teaser image from his upcoming comic Strangeways:

Strangeways wolf

Man, I'm sold based on that image alone.  Matt also has some good thoughts on how different (and difficult) writing comics is compared to writing for other media.

Finally, Steven Grant weighs in with what he sees as the three most important aspects of comic book art:  proportion, storytelling, and immediacy.  If I understand him correctly, what he refers to as "immediacy" I usually think of as staging or choreography.  Or maybe those would all be subsets of what Grant means by "immediacy."  Maybe another way of stating what Grant is getting at would be:  good comic art is transparent; the reader doesn't have to make a conscious effort to "read" the art but instead is sucked in to the story.

That's probably it for now (unless I find some other disturbing Marvel images).  Have a good Memorial Day weekend, everyone!
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