Thoughts/Ideas of Design

Who knew design played such an important roll on how the reader/listener/watcher felt in a certain moment? What I learned was that the use of negative space in a comic book creates a feeling of emptiness just like it does in movies.  It is impressive how they can translate that into singular pictures in a comic.  Another way to grab audience attention is having a “crazy” page of images instead of the traditional left-to-right single pictures.  It makes it feel like there is a lot going on. Sure, the story can be told frame by frame but it won’t make you feel like the moment is as intense as it would be if there were several overlapping pictures on one page.  The last thing I learned about was controlling movement in a comic book.  By doing this, you are basically controlling where the eyes of the reader go and make the comic flow so much easier.  The example was the Black Widow comic.  Almost every time, each panel had black widow moving closer and closer to one side of the frame or her eyes were looking in the direction of the next frame that the reader is supposed to look at.  It is a really interesting way to keep the audience involved and keeping a flow going.

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