CAG! 109 – Make Comics Like a Photographer, with Peter Baker
Talking about composition, context, and color on CAG!
Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit click. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to create the reality of their work from scratch. Surely photographers have zero insights to offer cartoonists.
Of course we know that’s a bunch of troll talk. So this time I’ll be joined by photographer and designer Peter Baker. Together we’ll talk about how cartoonists might benefit from looking at how photographers tell stories through their medium.
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting the links!):
- Medium Format Photography
- Large Format Photography
- Peter Baker on Instagram
- Detroit Ruin Porn
- Neal Adams
- Peter’s Welding School shoot for Bloomberg
- Jackie Chan
- Hasselblad cameras
- Canon 5D
- Boulder and Fleet: Adventurers for Hire
This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.