Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Green

By Daniel Locke
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The cover of this comic is just beautiful and I really like the way it uses colour (no black ink!), however the insides are considerably less interesting.

The interior art is still good, but, I feel it fails one of the major aspects of comics (show, don’t tell). It’s split into four parts, each two pages long. The first page of each section features four close ups of a character who neither talks at all nor moves very much. Underneath each is a narration that that tells about the person in question. Not what they are doing or thinking at that moment, but what will happen to them in the future.

The text is very awkwardly presented as sentences continuing from panel to panel, leading to odd pauses in the reading experience. There doesn’t seem to be much thought put into the text placement, and I wonder why the artist just didn’t to do a full page picture with all the text at the bottom, I feel the effect would have been the same, but the reading experience would have been smoother.

The second page in each section is a full page image, with no text, leaving me to wonder even more.

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