Here's that damsel in distress again...
Script : Martin Hayes. Art : Alfie Gallagher. Letters : Bram Meehan.
© 2017 Martin Hayes and Alfie Gallagher.
Things get serious...
© 2017 Paul Rainey.
Sara sleeps safely at home... But how safe are her dreams..?
© 2017 David Brana and Olga Carmona.
Looks like Phil and Riot have been beaten to the punch by someone... Or is that some thing..?
© 2017 Roberto Corroto and Ertito Montana.
THE BIG HIT (Part VII)
Our fugitives are joined by an unlikely ally...
© 2017 Jok and Santullo.
Kora goes diving...
© 2017 Chris Geary.
ACES WEEKLY Volume 31, Week Three!
I'm lucky enough to get lots of great work submitted to Aces Weekly for potential publication, but amongst it I often see work that isn't fully-tailored for the medium of comics storytelling, but is squeezed into it and cut to shape. There are two main reasons for this, I think. Firstly, it's because comics occupy the lowest rung of the entertainment ladder, and thus are naturally a first target for those who want to climb higher with a story they originally intended as a screenplay, and, secondly, in an industry where traditional tight comics storytelling has been ditched to enable overlong story arcs to dominate the market, the style of scripting that's attached to those stories - which often have the length of a screenplay! - has become a norm. There's lots of instructional material around that preaches the model of good concise comics storytelling but as creators are, and will always be, influenced by the things that they see and enjoy in art or entertainment around them, they naturally want to duplicate those in their own work. Unconsciously, if not consciously, creators take lessons from those things rather than from better examples they should learn from. The key study of comics creation are the key texts of the simplest comics creation. They're the foundation you can use to build anything! Start there, work on that, and you can't go wrong. Trust me : )
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