Gutter Space #16: Cartooning through Delicate Subject Matters (Marbles, by Ellen Forney)
Gutter Space #16 by Leslie Salas Cartooning through Delicate Subject Matters: Marbles, by Ellen Forney Part of what makes cartooning such a powerful medium of expression is the ability to tweak one’s words and pictures to express tonality and nuance in a way that words and pictures alone cannot. This is most clearly illustrated when… Continue reading
Gutter Space #15: When Worlds Collide: Bone, by Jeff Smith
Gutter Space #15 by Leslie Salas When Worlds Collide: Bone, by Jeff Smith To springboard off my post last week about how differences in art styles can affect the reader’s ability to perceive differences between characters, I’d like to take some time to discuss the differences between the way characters are drawn based on where they are from. One of… Continue reading
Gutter Space #14: Portrayal of Perception: Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli
Gutter Space #14 by Leslie Salas Portrayal of Perception: Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli It’s hard for me to play favorites when it comes to graphic novels, but the one book I just cannot stop raving about is David Mazzuchelli’s Asterios Polyp. It’s the first book in several years that made me genuinely upset me… Continue reading
Gutter Space #4: Worldbuilding in Megan Kelso’s Artichoke Tales
Gutter Space #4 by Leslie Salas Worldbuilding in Megan Kelso’s Artichoke Tales Worldbuilding—whether in graphic novels or prose novels—is the long and arduous task of creating and enriching social, cultural, and economic setting of a narrative. Worldbuilding is done best when it is invisible to the reader. When an author establishes a foreign setting through the… Continue reading
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