Thursday, February 25, 2010

Jed McGowan



  1. oh man I really love this. It is so simple and logical.

  2. I really like the "surprise" of the last panel -- the slight turn out of symmetry. I can't remember which review Andrei recently posted of the anthology, but one of them contained an analysis of Alexey Sokolin's "Life, Interwoven" piece. The discussion talked about the regular progression of pages of six panels increasingly filled with different sorts of lines, breaking the panel boundaries and filling the page. The last page is a close-up of the previous page, but turned at a 45 degree angle. I mention it, because I think the final panel in this piece has a similar effect. The other panels create a protocol of two dimensional shapes coming together and the asymmetry of the last panel shifts viewer perspective into (the illusion of) 3D. It's a simple thing, but it packs a powerful punch.

    Aaron, I am starting to pick up on your fascination with (and excellent exploration of) logical progression in abstract comics.

  3. The whle run of images is great, but it's that punchline in the last frame which really impresses.


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