Itâ€™s no coincidence that the commercial comic in America started out in the then-highly-competitive world of the late nineteenth century newspaper, where any content item needed to have maximum impact at maximum speed for a minimum cost-of-development.
In artistsâ€™ eagerness to show off superheroinesâ€™ breasts, legs, and buttocks, theyâ€™ve become duplicitous and dull, utterly failing to think about what costumes might aid their characters in their jobs, much less reflect their personalities.
Truth NÂº 4: Comic-book conventions stopped being good, clean fun a long time ago, just about the time they stopped being forums for discussing the art and craft of comics and started catering to investors who believe comics are “undervalued” as collectible items.
What I do is form, whereas the comic strip is not formed in the sense Iâ€™m using the word; the comics have shapes but there has been no effort to make them intensely unified.
A comic book artist has to tell the story with the right emphasis and yet as efficiently as possible, because you only have so many frames on a page.
In the right hands, comics are an excellent medium for revealing character with a few concise words and lines.