Oct 18, 2010

Comics Techniques and Tricks: Marcos Martin

Welcome to another edition of Comics Techniques and Tricks, in which we showcase techniques that only comics can do! Click here for the archive!

When you have a continuous background with moving figures in front of it, like this or this, it's called a polyptych. Here's Marcos Martin using a variation of that technique in Amazing Spider-Man #561, framing Spider-Man's motion in one smooth curve, all the while keeping the entire page as one continuous background.

Note how even the first panel is an interior shot of exactly the same spot that that setting would correspond to on the exterior shot of the building!

Cleverness, design, and a clear flow - that's why Marcos Martin is one of my current favorite artists!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I've been loving his work on Daredevil.

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