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The Funny Way Time Works in Comics

December 3, 2012 by  
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Comics are a strange medium. Everything is "happening" on the page at the same time in the sense that there's nothing stopping the reader from looking at the page as a unit in itself.

But even so, we all know what it means

when

                   we                  see
varying

spaces
     between

words.

These spaces change the way we read the sentence. And if I bold different parts of the sentence, our interpretation is altered as well.

AND IF I CAPITALIZE THE SENTENCE, THAT, TOO, CHANGES THE WAY WE READ IT.

It just so happens that comics uses this technique to control the reader's sense of pacing. And in the latest +Lean Into Art Cast, +Rob Stenzinger and I explore this idea and provide a reading list of cartoonists who use interesting techniques to control the pace of their stories.

Show notes with links to sites mentioned here: http://leanintoart.com/blog/2012/12/3/lia-cast-64-visualizing-your-pacing.html

#storytelling   #comics   #comicbooks   #graphicnovels   #composition   #podcast  

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  1. Ken Lamb says:

    I like The Piranha Club