I'm really impressed with everyone's efforts this week. Mark, that's a great piece you are working on. I hope you manage to finish it. Andy, your comic book work is coming along nicely. Ann-Marie. I know it can seem like pulling teeth sometimes but you are making great progress. Richard, Great work on your project. Oliver, I think you have made some positive advances with your project. Keep it up.
Ann-Marie, here is a link to the Becky Cloonan podcast interview. I found it very interesting. I think it will help.
I am not going to recap everything we discussed in class but I will post the images I promised and a few notes.
There are so many excellent storytellers in comic book art to choose from it was difficult deciding on what to post here.
In the end I picked artists who are known in the field of fantasy art and horror.
The page above, is an adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's The Black Cat by Bernie Wrightson.
Wrightson, is not only a highly skilled illustrator but also matches this with equal storytelling power.
Just look at the opening panel. The use of solid black. The authenticity of the detail.
Wrightson sets the stage with this panel. This is where the story takes place. In the house and the surrounding land.
The bottom panel cuts to an interior, depicting a loving scene of the story's couple and their affection for animals, which make the panels that follow all the more disturbing. Setting the reader up perfectly.
This story , and others, can be found in this collected works volume.
It's a rather excellent book.
These are the images for Ann-Marie
(I will add text later - workload is very demanding)