In pages 19 and 20 I did my first explorations into something that has fascinated me ever since: how to convey simultaneous action in comics or any other sequential media. In a way, it’s easier in comics than in film, in that one can take in an entire page in one “read” if one can strategize how to overcome normal Occidental Left-to-Right, Up-to-Down eye read. In the case of page 19, I wanted to communicate that 3 independent actors/actions are converging at a single time/space nexus, hence all panels converge at the center of the page.
I am serially posting each page from Gotham Adventures #33, published by DC Comics in February, 2001. I will be posting Ed Brubaker’s script, my roughs, pencils and printed versions of each page. This is day 19, page 19. All posts in this series are archived on my website blog, http://blog.raderofthelostart.com