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King Lear – production blog (4 of 4)

In this final post I’m looking at how page layout and panel design affects manga narrative. Before drawing up any chunk of script from text adaptor into actual page art, I would first scribble “thumbnails” – small rough sketches that break … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (3 of 4)

Drawing style I deliberately don’t do shonen or shojo: the teenage market styles that so heavily characterise most of what we see of manga outside of Japan. There’s just so much more to manga – an entire comic-book medium or narrative … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (2 of 4)

I chose the American frontier circa 1759 (the same as in James Fenimore Cooper’s classic novel, The Last of the Mohicans) as the setting for my graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear. Fenimore Cooper’s novel is itself a great action-adventure … Continue reading

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King Lear – the production blog (1 of 4)

Several years ago we asked comic creator Ilya to keep a production journal of the time he spent creating his graphic adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear for us. We’ve decided to re-post each of his four entries. The first blog … Continue reading

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