Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hive by Paul Kirchner

'Hive' by Paul Kirchner
from Heavy Metal magazine, January 1980

A classic from the Old School days of does more with its 7 pages than entire comic books do nowadays. Note the use of the external narration to inform the reader what is taking place, and the care with which the dialogue is used in a sparing manner in order to advance the story. These skills are sorely lacking in many contemporary comic books, where external narration is regarded as aiding and abetting the sin of 'telling rather than showing'.......

1 comment:

Andrew Anson said...

Awesome post. Thanks for bringing these hidden gems to my attention!