Monday, May 16, 2011

Intensity vs. Clarity was interesting to look at in this comic.

Nearly every page of this comic is stuffed with detail. There's very little breathing space--everything is filled up to the brim. The page I selected shows one of the rare blank backgrounds. The consistency in the linework and level of detail made this moment (when Nausicaa has successfully pulled off her rescue) really seem like a quiet, emotional scene. Contrast that with the war and violence throughout the rest of the novel, having the intensity cut way back for these two pages was an effective example of storytelling.

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