Feb 13, 2008
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Flaco Just Hangin' There

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 10:11 AM

For what it's worth to share this, Flaco limply hanging in panel three made me chuckle out loud to myself. He's really grown on me, as a character.

If you recall, Flaco originally was going to be a throw-away character and just leave the strip. But almost as soon as he left, folks began asking he be brought back for a homecoming and his first big adventure:

You can open these up in new tabs to read through... 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15.

That first Flaco adventure is one of my favorites...and re-reading it makes me feel like we're due for a Saturday Adventure Storyline. :)

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Film techniques within comics

Wednesday, February 13, 2008 - 09:42 AM

It's rare that you see a new-fangled Webcomics format that truly enriches the experience of reading. More often than not, overly done Flash interfaces or "infinite canvas" comic-formats get in the way of actually reading the comic. You become very conscious of the act of reading.

But this comic caught my eye for it's clever use of pans, wipes and reveals "within" panels. It takes a second to adjust to, but most of the time they really add to the experience. It's worth checking out, if you have a minute.

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