After reading and enjoying Prophet I'm interested in what your thoughts are on the role of narrative and plot in comics?
That is a broad question.
I think a lot about the idea of a plot, I feel like a lot of it is based around a relationship you make with the reader —like “stick with this we’re going somewhere”
Often in movies or whatever I see stories that start with something you can relate to but then hit a point where they’re pushing for a big climax that no longer holds any tie to reality. I feel like stories—no matter how crazy they get hold so much more weight when they’re anchored into real experiences or what real experiences would feel like.
Narrative in comics is interesting— I like that trick of pointing to something in the back ground ans talking about what it is. I like that comics read in a way that you can do that without messing up the flow.
I like in old Conan comics where the narrative doesn’t always match the art “the formless creature more smoke that solid” and the artists has just drawn a big lizard or whatever.
but mann fucking comics everything that can be done by combining words and pictures. It’s a lot of a lot of possibilities.
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