Tuesday, September 12, 2006

DMAN YOU!

Okay. Part of it was thinking about Beyoncé. Part of it was thinking, "wind-swept rooftop." Part of it was switching to ye olde nine-panel grid (from a six-paneller). part of it is going right into the thumbnails without a break between projects. Part of it is getting to know the characters better, one day later. Part of it is a willingness to toss the thumbs that aren't working.

But, D-man it, some of it was McCloud's Making Comics.

Maybe it's the excitement of reading about process in such a detailed way. Maybe it's seeing some brillaint cartooning on display. Maybe it's being reminded of things I might sometimes need reminding of.

Suddenly, better compositions are presenting themselves. Better shot selections are becoming obvious, more intuitive. Set design is becoming more suggestive. Personality traits are showing through body language. The writing is feeling crisper. The whole thing is getting sexier.

D-Man you, McCloud! You and your ways...

2 Comments:

Blogger Marcos Perez said...

ill have to check out the at mcloud. one time

3:29 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

It's good and bad sametimes.

He's trying really hard to not tell you how he wants you to make comics, but he keeps telling you how it should be done. For him.

9:05 PM  

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