Comics: Brianna Esqueda

I believe that comics have the power to take a story and synthesis all that is is trying to say into a few panels. It combines some of the best elements of both reading and visual art. Comics turn a reader into a viewer, someone trying to form meaning out of an image. It is with this and Scott McCloud’s definition of comics that makes me feel that my piece is a comic. My piece works with the reader in disrupting the normal pattern the human eye follows when reading.

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The White Hole. An original comic by Brianna Esqueda.

 

For me, one of the larges things I took away from Understanding Comics that I implemented in my work was the idea of movement. McCloud talks a lot about movement and how a character enters a panel. that was the main focus of my comic, having my subject fall down a hole. This was actually a main reason I chose to create a comic in the from of print media. Had my comic appeared on a screen that required scrolling, there would be a pause destroying the smoothness of how the eye moves down the page.

I would imaging that my comic would best be read in a book or magazine. i think that comics are best enjoyed when you are holding them. it makes the reader/viewer more aware of the fact that they are holding a piece of art.

I hope that when someone reads my comic they are initially confused. I want them to have to take a minute to figure out what happened.Then, once they do, the smirk to  themselves. Maybe they find it funny or a bit ironic. Ultimately, I just hope that people enjoy it for the moment that they are looking at it. Or that they have as much fun looking at it as Idid creating it.

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