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Balancing text, image and narrative

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I love the idea that comics are a finely tuned balance between the image, the text and the narrative. You can draw words and write pictures (to steal from Matt Madden and Jessica Abel)

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I justifiably therefore find this caption from Lois Lane #65 amazing – in one sentence, Jerry Siegel manages to do away with pages upon pages of needless story and unnecessary drawing to lead neatly to the next point in the plot;

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Chris Sims tells all on his Invincible Super-Blog.

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Written by The Department of Illustration

July 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

Posted in Comics, History, Review

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