Saturday, May 28, 2011

Experimenting with Format!

I'm experimenting with formatting my next project "Widescreen" as I did with Super Monsterama. it's tricky, since I'm more acquainted with traditional comic book "Portrait" format, but that's what makes it so much fun. And if I find that sweet spot, well then I've mastered another "Trick!"

Staggering the gutters makes all the difference in terms of guiding the viewer along the panel grid...It's feeling pretty good to me, tho the text will have to be larger since final size is roughly only 5.25" by 8" ...

1 comment:

Madeleine F. said...

I've thought many times that horizontal makes more sense for Western comics because our text is also horizontal.

Like, Japanese comics can do these tiny little tall speech bubble that fit great in the panels and don't take up too much room, but when we're in portrait format we're stuck trying to cram in this stuff horizontally.