Sunday, May 15, 2011

Making Comics - Hellboy: Conquerer Worm

On pg. 50 of Making Comics it talks about the need for variation. Although an artist may be tempted to take every panel of their comic to the extreme, making every single shot action packed creates uniformity. And uniformity is usually boring. Variation creates impact. On this particular page in Hellboy the very first panel does so much to help the rest of the page. The large-paneled wide shot contrasts so nicely to the tightly-framed action shots that follow. The relative stillness in the first panel creates the necessary anticipation to really make you feel like Hellboy is getting wailed on in the next three panels.

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