Sirius collectors

Sirius collectors

Tue, 2014-07-01 10:50

For reasons I can only surmise at least one person to my knowledge is down-loading the 'Sirius' images. A sense of obligation to this person requires I draw attention to a change to one of the pictures.
For reasons of whimsy on my part every seventh page has had a chapter title. There was a failure to do this for the first frame of page 50. This has now been amended.
The missing heading was noticed because I am collating the images into comic-book format. There is no expectation that this will get any further than my laptop screen but I was curious and it seemed like a good idea at the time. (One would think that given how much hassle 'good ideas' have caused me in the past I would have learned better. Seems not.)
Laying out 'Sirius' in traditional comic format seems to confirm my prejudice that Comics look better and are more interesting to read when appearing as adjacent pages. This in contrast to how in my experience stories are presented on-line ( including here).Despite technical innovations in some on-line productions of comics - changing backgrounds, animated bits and so on - printed pages on paper still seems the best way to read the stories. Best in the sense of being more rewarding and more involving.
In a comic-book however the artist cares to lay out his pages to best organise the mood and narrative, the reader still has the autonomy to look at whatever they wish and create their own reading experience - can be in the story or be an external evaluator of the works form and content.
Someone should write a book on the cognitive process involved in the of reading comics. Now that's a good idea.

Recent discovery - if you subscribe you get to see most of the pictures at a larger size.

For reasons I can only surmise at least one person to my knowledge is down-loading the 'Sirius' images. A sense of obligation to this person requires I draw attention to a change to one of the pictures.
For reasons of whimsy on my part every seventh page has had a chapter title. There was a failure to do this for the first frame of page 50. This has now been amended.
The missing heading was noticed because I am collating the images into comic-book format. There is no expectation that this will get any further than my laptop screen but I was curious and it seemed like a good idea at the time. (One would think that given how much hassle 'good ideas' have caused me in the past I would have learned better. Seems not.)
Laying out 'Sirius' in traditional comic format seems to confirm my prejudice that Comics look better and are more interesting to read when appearing as adjacent pages. This in contrast to how in my experience stories are presented on-line ( including here).Despite technical innovations in some on-line productions of comics - changing backgrounds, animated bits and so on - printed pages on paper still seems the best way to read the stories. Best in the sense of being more rewarding and more involving.
In a comic-book however the artist cares to lay out his pages to best organise the mood and narrative, the reader still has the autonomy to look at whatever they wish and create their own reading experience - can be in the story or be an external evaluator of the works form and content.
Someone should write a book on the cognitive process involved in the of reading comics. Now that's a good idea.

Recent discovery - if you subscribe you get to see most of the pictures at a larger size.

Comments

The layouts have always been great Arthur but seeing them side by side like this really elevates them! I agree the physical comic book is still the best way to read 'em but I guess this medium provides an instant, far-reaching "audience".

All the Best,

Andy.

Hullo Andy,

proper pages does make it look more involving doesn't it?
You have also made me think of adding another image here - this time of just a single page. Later perhaps.

Best,
Arthur

We've perhaps been conditioned after years of reading comics in that format, it just looks "right" and undeniably better.
A single page image would be fantastic - looking forward to that!

Best Wishes,

Andy.

Hullo Andy,

rather than 'conditioned' readers I'd prefer to think that artists have been trying out the best ways to tell stories in a pictorial narrative and we have inherited the results of their efforts. Readers may have to learn the language but the fact that I could follow it by age five suggests it comes fairly naturally. Either that or comic readers come from among the more intelligent members of society.
That's possible.

All the best,
Arthur

I'm certain we belong to the latter Arthur! Perhaps "conditioned" was a bit harsh, what I really meant is like holding a book (such a great invention!) we're just so incredibly used and attuned to it from such an early age. Been rediscovering some of the 70s Marvel artists like Alfredo Alcala and Mike Ploog who like your good self show amazing skills of draughtsmanship and storytelling.

Best Wishes,

Andy.

Hullo Andy,

books - aren't they great.

I will check out the artists you recommend.

Best,
Arthur

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