Comic Theory

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How an Indie Graphic Novel Uses Visuals to Add Symbolism

Jeff Lemire’s graphic novel ‘The Underwater Welder’ uses cool tricks and clever plotting.
Giaco Furino
6.19.17
Illustration

Why Fewer Panels Make a Better Comic

The look and feel of DC Comics' 'The New Frontier' gets broken down in this week's episode of Strip Panel Naked.
Giaco Furino
5.1.17
Comics!

Help Your Comic Break Free from Panel Prison

Artist Tradd Moore talks about what went into creating a nearly panel-free comic book.
Giaco Furino
3.13.17
Comics!

How Daredevil Got Trapped Inside His own Comic

Web series 'Strip Panel Naked' breaks down all the ways an artist can make his characters feel trapped.
Giaco Furino
3.5.17
Comics!

Why 'Superman' Had One of the Best Introductions in Comics

A visual essay gets into just what makes Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's reintroduction to the Man of Steel one of the best in the character's history.
Giaco Furino
2.19.17
Art

With Subtle Background Design, This Comic Grounds Itself

An in-depth look at a few pages of the comic ‘Deadly Class’ shows how to frame locations.
Giaco Furino
2.12.17
Art

Break Your Comic’s Rigid Structure and Save Its Fluidity

How Grant Morrison lets his panels devolve into chaos to better serve the story.
Giaco Furino
2.5.17
Art

Create Powerful Dialogue in Your Comic Through Repetition

How snappy, quick, repetitive dialogue could breathe new life into your comic.
Giaco Furino
1.30.17
Art

These Comic Pros Opened Their Book with a Lizard on a Stick

The creators behind the comic ‘Limbo’ talk how they created their initial page.
Giaco Furino
1.23.17
Art

Is Collaboration the Most Important Key to Comics?

Creators of the indie comic ‘Limbo’ talk working together while making 80s comics.
Giaco Furino
1.9.17
Art

How Perfect Pieces Make Watchmen a Brilliant Whole

The newest 'Strip Panel Naked' dives into how the incredible 'Watchmen' team built a cohesive story.
Giaco Furino
12.27.16
Art

Looking at the Future of Comics: Will They Survive Digitization?

Breaking down the advantages to publishing comics on small, digital screens.
Giaco Furino
12.19.16
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