Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jake Parker - Panels and Pacing

Comic Panels and Pace
Jake Parker gave some very interesting, and useful information about panels and how they determine the pacing of a comic.

-The average American comic has 5-7 Panels.
-The reader spends roughly the same amount of time on each panel, so the number of panels helps determine the pace of the story.
-More panels=Slower pace
-Less Panels=Faster Pace

-Not only are the number of panels per page important, but also the size of the panels.
-The size of the panel equals time (bigger=faster) and importance (bigger=importance)
-Large panels can be used to emphasize plot, action, emotion, and thought.

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