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Leaving Proof 304 | Storytelling 101: Comics vs. Storyboards
Published on Monday, May 2, 2016 by Thoughtful consideration of the differences and similarities between comics illustrations and storyboards can lead to a better understanding of what makes for good visual storytelling in comics. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 258 | Two Guys, One Script: An annotated visual comparison of <i>G.I. Joe</i> #61 and <i>G.I. Joe Special</i> #1
Published on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 by In today's Leaving Proof: Just because it's spring break doesn't mean we have to stop learning. We take the rare opportunity to see “in the wild” how different artists interpret the same script. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 247 | On comics’ educational utility and the visual language of the medium
Published on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by In today’s Leaving Proof: We recall how comics were instrumental in our education and consider the implications of Dr. Neil Cohn's latest neurolinguistic study exploring comics' visual language—intriguing stuff for anyone interested in the real science of comics. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 223 | “Less is more” in comics art
Published on Thursday, May 8, 2014 by In this week's Leaving Proof: We consider the "less is more" approach to comics art and introduce a couple of planned comics projects. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 216 | One and Done: In praise of the “standalone issue”
Published on Thursday, March 13, 2014 by Contemporary comics creators such as David Lapham, Antony Johnston, and Becky Cloonan keep the conceit of the "standalone issue" relevant in an era of "trade-waiting" and "writing for the trade." (more…)...
Leaving Proof 208 | Storytelling 101: Motion comics revisited
Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 by In this week's Leaving Proof, we attempt to come up with an explanation—grounded in physiology, comics theory, and studies in perception—for why motion comics elicit negative reactions from certain readers. ALSO: We try Madefire's take on motion comics, discuss the Star Driver anime, and more! (more…)...
Leaving Proof 205 | Function Dictates Form: On digital comics, tablets, and the lessons of Windows 8
Published on Thursday, October 24, 2013 by Can reading comics on a tablet replace the print comics reading experience? Join us as we discuss a basic principle of user interface design and how the rise of the tablet has impacted the digital comics landscape. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 200 | Back to School: On Larry Hama’s “Ten Rules of Drawing a Comic Book Page,” comics for the classroom, and more
Published on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 by In this week's column, we go in-depth in our discussion of Larry Hama's "ten rules of drawing a comic book page," share suggestions for comics ideal for classroom reading, and talk about our latest binge-watching obsession, Ghost Slayers Ayashi. (more…)...
Leaving Proof 167 | Storytelling 101: The benefits of “3-D effects” in comics art
Published on Monday, January 7, 2013 by What does it mean to tell a story in 3-D in a 2-D medium like comics? Art from J. Scott Campbell, P. Craig Russell, Hiroaki Samura, and Jason Pearson sheds light on the notion. ALSO: Practical weight-loss tips for the new year, and is Hasbro changing its stance on fan projects? (more…)...
Leaving Proof 164 | Storytelling 101: How “too much realism” can undermine immersion in comics art
Published on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 by Is there such a thing as too much realism in comics art? Join us as we explore the "uncanny valley" and related locales in this week's Leaving Proof. ALSO: The latest trade and hardcover reviews. (more…)...
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