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Story /= storytelling

darrylayo:

In comics, the “story” isn’t the words in the balloon, and the storyteller isn’t just the person deciding on plot elements. Storytelling comes from the artist/s of the comic as well as the writer/s of the comic.

The best way to explain storytelling to comics readers is to instruct the student to read “NEW X MEN,” sometimes erroneously called “Grant Morrison’s X-Men.”

The comic had one writer and several artists. The comic’s clarity and stability corresponds heavily with which of these artists has joined up for whichever storyline is going on. Grant Morrison, for all of his talent, isn’t in control of the storytelling as much as some people give him credit for. The issues that people like are the issues that Frank Quitely drew. The common denominator is Frank Quitely’s ability to convey what is needed, not Grant Morrison having a good or bad streak.

In this way, the person drawing the story is controlling the story in ways that the writing collaborator doesn’t control the story.

I FIND IT ODD that in comics, where visual style is so identifiable and individual, the artists are considered a lesser element of authorship than the writers. In film, a director exerts far less proportionate control over a project’s outcome and yet enjoys (or suffers) the overwhelming percentage of the credit (or blame).

-Ayo

(via samhumphries)

aidosaur:

left-handed: The Forge.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.
Wrist is still in rough shape so I’ve been trying to do regular non-dominant hand drawings.  Since I’m already unsteady doing this stuff, I’m trying to force myself to draw things I don’t like drawing.

aidosaur:

left-handed: The Forge.  ballpoint pen, photoshop.

Wrist is still in rough shape so I’ve been trying to do regular non-dominant hand drawings.  Since I’m already unsteady doing this stuff, I’m trying to force myself to draw things I don’t like drawing.

evandahm:

Here are some excerpts from the Adventure Time: Candy Capers story I drew for BOOM! Studios last year, and some bits of Heironymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delights that I used as inspiration for riffing on Adventure Time’s Land of the Dead. I had pretty free reign to design places and creatures that hadn’t shown up in the show so that was very cool!

I just remembered I drew this thing and wanted to show u

This was cool— Evan is good at creating places and creatures, so we wrote the script visually open-ended. 

Death also makes a cameo at the end of the story— he and Peppermint Butler do a cool little handshake cuz they’re bros. 

tinymediaempire:

"we can no longer protect you forever."by Daniel Danger24x36” five color screenprint. 2014Thursday 8/21/14: im posting this new print on tumblr, twitter, and instagram. reblog, retweet, or instagram this image with the title and #danieldanger and i, through some very scientific means, will pick one random follower who does this from each service on monday and send them a personalized copy for free. sound good? cool. shameless? yes.

tinymediaempire:

"we can no longer protect you forever."
by Daniel Danger
24x36” five color screenprint.
2014

Thursday 8/21/14: im posting this new print on tumblr, twitter, and instagram. reblog, retweet, or instagram this image with the title and #danieldanger and i, through some very scientific means, will pick one random follower who does this from each service on monday and send them a personalized copy for free. sound good? cool. shameless? yes.

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