Friday, 9 July 2010

And Translation from Page to Panel

Whilst we're on the subject, I always find it fascinating how words in a comic script translate over to a comic page. Generally when I'm writing, I'm mentally pencilling it in my head, most of the time it's with the plan that I'm the one doing the pencilling/inking.

I always find it interesting how Gary interprets what I tell him to draw (and I do tell him, if you see Gary with me around, he's generally chained to the sink, it's kinda like an abusive alcoholic husband and his wife he treats like dirt) anyway, it's odd the image taken from my head, translated into words and then put back on the page by another artist, strange, but exhilarating all at the same time.

I like to keep my comic scripts punchy and not so overly descriptive the artist doesn't feel like they can breathe. Take a look at Alan Moore, every detail, every remote single part of the panel is described in exact clarity, I always think of it like feeding programming into a computer, you feed descriptions, pictures come out :o) of course, the other good thing about an Alan Moore script is despite all of this detail, he finishes most parts with, 'or do whatever you feel is right'. Kind of nice to have that relaxed attitude with folks.

Well, that's all for now. Gary's posts are probably FAR more interesting as he posts art, mine's just words....for now he he he

1 comment:

  1. Can't believe you are likening Gary to a illogical ;)