The Visual Magic of Comics – Speaker: Scott McCloud (Recommended Watch)

Source: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/blog/sci-fi-fantasy/obsessive-tendencies-scott-mccloud-on-25-years-of-understanding-comics/ By: Peggy Sue Wood | @pswediting LINK: https://www.ted.com/talks/scott_mccloud_the_visual_magic_of_comics  If you plan on working with or in the US comic industry, you probably have heard of Scott McCloud. His books and knowledge have contributed greatly to how American comics (and others) are written and directed for visual and graphic novels. Understanding Comics (1993) is largely considered one of the “must-reads” for most creators, as is … Continue reading The Visual Magic of Comics – Speaker: Scott McCloud (Recommended Watch)

ANALYSIS: Gold, Art, and Storytelling Re-revisited

OMG, so many things about chapter 62. I already posted about Anastasios possibly changing, but now it’s time to talk (again) about ART, particularly the mirror images we see between Claude meeting Athanasia and him meeting Jennette.  When Claude meets Athanasia, look at the hues behind them–both are surrounded by yellow, which we’ve talked about before (Part 1 Link – Part 2 Link). The chapter … Continue reading ANALYSIS: Gold, Art, and Storytelling Re-revisited

Lucia: Why I Hesitated

I’ve been tearing through the isekai genre lately if you all haven’t noticed, and Lucia kept popping up on my radar while I kept avoiding it. I’m notorious for failing to read the official summaries before reading the available text itself, and that means I sometimes judge a series by their cover (though, more often, I do so by their title). I know the old … Continue reading Lucia: Why I Hesitated

Revisited: Gold, Art, and Storytelling

I talked about this before, but I think it is worth repeating as the gold and yellow have remained a consistent aspect of storytelling within the series.  Previously, I stated that the dull yellow we see attached to Athy in earlier chapters seems to represent caution, decay, sickness, jealousy, instability and fear while the gold, sparkling yellow seen throughout the work, signifies success, wealth, and cheerful feelings. … Continue reading Revisited: Gold, Art, and Storytelling