Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Making Comics - Powers: Psychotic

On page 107 of Making Comics, McCloud is deep into the principle of body language, compounding it with facial expression to create mood. Specifically he discusses the spatial relationship between characters, how closeness indicates familiarity and distance the opposite. Used to great effect throughout, Oeming adds familiarity to the relationship between Calista (the new Retro Girl) and Walker by minimizing the space between them.

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