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Post by RentAHero » Sat May 30, 2009 8:12 am

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Post by Og » Sat May 30, 2009 8:17 am

Man, you have the most original comic style. Fantastic...
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Post by Hyperion » Sat May 30, 2009 2:00 pm

beautiful illustration, I got the story in the end but found the flow a little hard to follow.
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Post by Morin » Sun May 31, 2009 7:19 pm

I also had some difficulty reading the story but your graphic style is really awesome and totally controled and original ! I love it !
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Post by Craig Collins » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:09 am

That's really charming. The sort of thing I'd show my wee girl when she's a bit bigger. Very nice and quite a distinctive style.
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Post by Craig Collins » Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:13 am

That's really charming. The sort of thing I'd show my wee girl when she's a bit bigger. Very nice and quite a distinctive style.
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Post by geoff_sebesta » Thu Jun 04, 2009 5:09 pm

Hey, you are elio from LJ! I know you.

The reason that people have trouble with your style is very, very difficult to articulate, but I know what it is. Let me see if I can explain...

because of the nature of your work (abstracted figures, isolated panels that strongly refer to themselves, dense color palettes), it does not read precisely sequentially. It is more like the work of R. Crumb or a lot of painted comics, where you do not so much read the images as words in a sentence, but instead get caught inside each image. It's the exact opposite of Chris Ware or the Marvel House Style. It feels more like a slide-show or one painting after another than frames in a film.

I hope this makes some kind of sense. This is no barrier to commercial success at all, obviously, and your style is extremely charming. But when I read it I don't respond to the story, and it seems as though that's what you're going for here.

More "traditional" composition could really help you here.

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Post by RentAHero » Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:15 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

Geoff - I'll be the first to admit the comic I posted is a bit diffacult to follow, I completely understand. The layout is unconventional (and ridiculous).
This was just more of an "experiment illustration". 8)

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