Monday, May 23, 2011

Making Comics - Solanin

On pg 70 of "Making Comics" Scott McCloud talks about the need for variety and distinction in your character designs. In Solanin the characters each have unique features that make them easily recognizable. There is dainty little Meiko, Kato the tubby guy, and Rip the tall hairy guy. They each are distinct so the reader doesn't have to stop and wonder "who is that again?" However they are also all similar enough in design that you know they all come from the same story and belong in the same world.

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