This episode of my podcast where I take a question from Andrew J. Hawthorn, who asked about “Narrative techniques or figurative tricks you can only do in comics”
Tricky question to answer with JUST words. I’ll give it my best go but for sure this podcast will have a youtube version shortly, with some visual aids. And check out the description texts here for links below. Right off the top, you’ll find page Page 89 of Dream Life, “The roots of violence” on the left, and “A last dinner”, page 68. Both typifying two very different approaches to unconventional page layouts, structurally, and thematically. But each applying the kind of non linear collagen like sequences that do away with conventional panels altogether.
I name-dropped the following scribblers and geniuses in this episode, If you’re not familiar already, go check out their stuff: Bill Sienkiewicz! Dave McKean! Neil Adams! Barron Story! Sergio Toppi! & Diego Rivera! Check out the astounding DIA installation of the Detroit Industry fresco cycle here! And, Chris Ware’s Building Stories too!
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Music is, SadOceanSpaceBear & NASA in the opening. Diggin’ On Comix by Dr. John. Which some will recognize from the wonderful Comic Book Confidential, by Ron Mann. Closing out with Montreal’s The Unsettlers, “Disco Junkie”, off of Blood. And then Oscar Purrs!
Thanks again to Andrew Walsh & Troy Carlson, my newest patrons, along with Michelle Darwin, Emil Underbjerg, Tim Moerman, Ian Hodgkinson, & Shannon Becker! Plus, two secretive souls who will take no public thanks, but have it most assuredly. Merci beaucoup to you all!