Category Archives: british comics

continued next week – the art of the cliff hanger

any comic book scriptwriter knows how to organise suspense by leaving a story at a point when the hero falls off a cliff at the end of episode one + picking it up again when he lands safely on a … Continue reading

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diagnosing authors from symptoms read in their work

guessing what a writer was suffering from at the time they wrote something by reading between the lines of what they’ve written sounds about as scientific as trying to tell if someone is gay by looking at their hair style. … Continue reading

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a short list of things to hope for in the forthcoming judge dredd tv series

0      judge dredd the comic strip is about future crime, not the characters or relationships of the regular cast – the people making the tv show will hopefully be aware of that the concept behind the story ought … Continue reading

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new worlds science fiction cover artists

from evidence on the cover of the sf magazine new worlds it turns out that the reknowned comic strip artist sydney jordan also produced colour paintings (+ apparently he was not all that hot at this) according to the same … Continue reading

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mixed media in comics

comics do not normally involve mixed media in an obvious way (not now mckean) + tend to save incorporating other artforms like photography until they are needed for a spectacular effect, as in the three pages from thor 161 reproduced … Continue reading

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ron turner + early 20th century propaganda posters

on the subject of ron turner’s dalek art for tv century 21 (see previous article: digital vs hand drawn comic strips), most of it looks closer to early 20th century political poster art than late 20th century sequential art, implying … Continue reading

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digital vs hand drawn comic strips

the trouble with web comics is they tend to opt for standard geometrical panel shapes + can lose a lot of the grammar developed over the history of the comic strip pertaining to the arrangement of the panels on the … Continue reading

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