Saturday, August 14, 2004

shall we dance?

Not unlike dancing, doing a comic book has a lot to do with movement and rhythm. Nothing you'll draw will actually move and yet they sure give that impression when well done. The curve of the hair of that girl, the way it deviate from her elegant figure, draw us in the same direction the wind would. The look in somebody's face, alone in one panel, makes our mind follow that look to the next panel only to mind another person looking back, directing us to where the story is leading us.

Not unlike dancing, doing a comic book is about leading. If you're not sure where you're going, you won't be able to tell your story straight and you, and mostly importantly the reader, will get lost. That's when we trip. And that's when we fall.

Not to worry, though. Stand up. Look alive.

And just keep dancing.

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