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Archives Visit: Jon Williams

On our trip to the archives, I found novelty in some of the smaller comics. I felt that even though they were small and short, their purpose was reached and they were fantastic little distractions if nothing else. This, however, … Continue reading

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Hierarchy: Jon Williams

Hierarchy is importance of a group in a body of text. It can, however, also be visual importance, how certain objects are focused on or how they’re framed. When it comes to story telling, this is important to remember due … Continue reading

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Layers: Jon Williams

With this page, the layers are mostly physical layers, objects that look like they’re actually stacked on top of one another. on the top of the page, there is the octopus page which acts as a header, but is separate from … Continue reading

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Texture: Jon Williams

Texture can be used in a variety of different ways to portray a story. On this page, Barry is using a combination of textures in the background and textures on objects in the foreground to tell a sort of hectic … Continue reading

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Color: Jon Williams

Something to note before we begin is that originally, Scott Pilgrim was done in Black and White, which means the coloring was not part of the original story. Whoever did the coloring of the comic in 2012 though did a … Continue reading

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Time and Motion: Jon Williams

Comics have many different advantages when it comes to the portrayal of movement. One of the advantage comics have over other mediums such as movies or books, is their ability to add verbal sound effects to mundane actions, and combine … Continue reading

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Scale: Jon Williams

The sense of scale here tells a lot. In the first two frames, the size of the building from frame one to frame two gets larger, letting the reader know that the individual is moving. As the character moves through … Continue reading

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Framing: Jon Williams

With this page from Chris Ware, the framing is straight forward with little overlap. There are a few frames that have overlapping imagery that makes the comic feel more natural and scalable. The flowers stem on the top half is implied … Continue reading

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Point, Line, Plane: Jon Williams

Graphic novels are extremely engaging when done correctly. If the images being shown can engage the reader on a basic level, helping draw the eye across the image in a reasonably paced fashion without being too busy, the entire page … Continue reading

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Formstorming: Jon Williams

  Flipping through the pages of What it is? by Lynda Berry, I came across a page that really spoke to me as a person talking about memories. The images on page 33 discuss the idea of what is a memory, and what constitutes … Continue reading

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