Wednesday, 10 June 2015
APRIL - JULY TERM: WEEK 6: PANEL DISCUSSIONS
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
These panels are taken from Fatal created by Ed Brubaker (Writer) and Sean Phillips (Artist)
These are examples of multi panel pans.
I like the first multipanel how it flows like a camera might pan dawn in an erotic scene in a movie where the director doesn't want to be explicit with the sex scene. Although, I did wonder whether the last two text panels in the bottom actually relate to the imagery, or whether it was just for a fade out effect.
Still, it slows the reader down and makes this a lingering scene. So I guess this is a good example.
This one, however, one works much better in my opinion.
Other comic book artists who make good use of multi panel pans are Frank Miller and Paul Gullacy.
You may find this link interesting.