I'm in a drawing lull so I thought I would share some stuff that has been occupying the other portions of my day (besides beer and video games). I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with the movie/comic AKIRA ,but I've been enthralled by the first two books of the series recently.
Over the past few weeks I've had some intense discussions with my friends, and teachers about storytelling in comics. The arguments boil down to whether or not it's important to actually have a story. What makes a comic book good? Or better yet, what makes a story good? I've seen the armies of beautiful painting, and drawing go up against character development and plot over and over... Isn't there a greater evil for them to unite against? Who knows? Anyway, I'm not going to get into that now, but it's definitely something that is going to be fermenting my mind grapes.
After some researching I found a few passages from the comic and the movie that are similar and thought they made an interesting juxtaposition... (not to mention the drawings RULE)
The above pages show similarities to the film clip around 2:58-3:20
No, they aren't completely alike, but they are definitely showing the same scenes.
As I try to wrap my mind around what makes a compelling scene/etc... I wonder if there are rules that underline quality storytelling, and if they cross mediums? Is either one of these depictions more successful than the other one? Can such a judgment be made about mediums that are this different? It would be great to hear what you think...Thanks for dropping in.
story, story, story!?!?
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