Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Making Comics - All-Star Superman
(These are pages 19 & 22 from the first chapter, 10 from the second)
I think All-Star Superman really nails character design principle found on page 71 ofMaking Comics. Though Clark Kent and Superman are the same person, they look different enough for the readers to know when Superman is publically performing service as Superman and when he is hiding his identity by taking a role of clumsy news reporter. The design includes costumes, posture, and even hairstyle as the “unique visual reminder of characters’ different personalities”, which convincingly fools the other characters and is even believable to the readers.