- Storyboards are blueprints for a film. They have to show time progression, but there is less burden on them because they will later be interpreted as moving pictures.
- Illustrations can be stand alone pieces of art, but they will be accompanied by a narrative that helps explain them. Illustrations usually do not need to show time progression.
- Comics have to stand alone. They have to show time progression without the luxury of film, and they have to tell a story without a lengthy narrative. The key is finding the balance between words and pictures. How much is too much? What is necessary for clarity? Also, a unique concern with comics is that you have to worry about real estate, how much space is each frame of the story taking up? You need to figure out how each panel fits with it's neighbor and how their size affects their importance.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Jake Wyatt - for the win!
I particularly liked Jake's comparison between storyboards, comics, and illustrations. I'd never considered them the way he did.