Thursday, 7 October 2010
Fans of Nobrow will be familiar with Blexbolex, French cartoonist, comic book artist, Illustrator etc etc. There are lots of things to say about Blexbolex, not least his technical mastery - I am also interested here in the 'total' narrative. you will remember the exercise that you were required to do during the 2nd year - tell the whole story in a single image - whilst this is not necesarily an example of that it does highlight the possibility of the spread to convey a huge amount of visual information as well as suggesting the passage of time.
Limitation and palette control - I know I'm going on.
Sequence and storytelling - this image combines Blexbolex's considerable powers - a 'strip' that has graphic 'umph' and chromatic control - its quite busy but still legible.