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Beautiful Theology

Signifying truth in more than words alone

Saturday, February 07, 2009

More Comics Links

Last fall, John asked me for resources for teaching his fifth graders some comics theory; I scoured the web to find a handful of items I'd downloaded at time before. I’ll re-link them here, in case I haven’t linked them before. One is “Wally Wood’s 22 Panels That Always Work”; another, the comic version of Martin Luther King’s role in the Montgomery Bus Boycott. I think I have more somewhere, but these are here, now.

Comics Grammar

Nate Piekos, letterer and type designer extraordinaire, has published the Manual of Style for comics lettering. As with most prescriptivist efforts, it blends public convention with private preference, and it invites rebellion from venturesome avant-gardistes, but it very helpfully codifies an array of contemporary norms as they prevail at major comics-publishing houses.