Archives Visit : Andrese Collins

During our visit to the MASC (Manuscripts, Archives, and Special collection ) in the library, I found three really good short comics that are quick and to the point but also holds a serious tone for a serious moment. During my visit I was looking for a comic that focuses on small adventurers and travelers. Even though I didn’t see many comics such as this one, I was able to find similar comics that could help me with some ideas for my comic poster.  After time in the MASC, I had found a few relative comics within the collections but the stories that related the most was the comic named “Cecil C. Addle”, developed by Ray Collins in 1977. “Cecil C. Addle” was an alias name for the former mayor of Seattle who signed off bills to programs that didn’t support nor keep the beaches and the animals that reside within it safe.  Roy Collins uses his art in a comic in order to display a stance against the former Mayor’s attempts of promoting economic growth by installing new pipe lines, docks, refineries, and a gas station, something we may not really need to improve on for our lifestyles on the beach. I want to use this comic’s sense of freedom and show that even when it seems like there’s nothing you can do to help something you have a passion for, you can always use what you’re equipped with in order to explain your opinions in your eyes.

Cecil C. Addle

Image from Ray Collins,”Cecil C. Addle” in 1997

For techniques within the art, one of the things I found very interesting was the frames of the comic. Notice how all frames are the same size but a couple of the frames aren’t fully boxed in or closed, leaving a empty source of space between the single frame. In the third scene of the comic you see moving gestures drawn on Cecil in order to show implied motion as he scoots closer and closer to Cecil and Dipstick. The dialogue does most of the speaking and has an informative tone in order to persuade the reader on how unethical the Mayor’s attempts to restore life on the local beaches are.

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