Episode 18: Page Layouts, or what’s with all these dots?

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Angela and Kelly take a deep dive into comics minutiae this week with a discussion about the nitty gritty of page layouts. Angela can’t understand why every panel in manga doesn’t have detailed backgrounds. Kelly can’t understand why Angela doesn’t appreciate negative space. Kelly thinks comics move too fast. Angela worries about getting enough action for her $3.99. Also, a discussion of Rachel Thorn’s fascinating thread on traffic laws in manga panelling and whether comics need similar guidelines or are better off without them.

Mentioned on the pod:

The Death of Superman by Dan Jurgens & Jerry Ordway (DC Comics)
Haikyu!! by Haruichi Furudate (Viz Comics)
Batman vol 2: I am Suicide (rebirth) by Tom King & Mikel Janin (DC Comics)
Mech Cadet Yu vol 1 by Greg Pak & Takeshi Miyazawa (Boom! Studios)
My Hero Academia by Kohei Horikoshi (Viz Comics)
Decender vol 1: Tin Stars by Jeff Lemire & Dustin Nguyen (Image Comics)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure by Hirohika Araki (Viz Comics)
Land of the Lustrous by Haruko Ichikawa (Kodansha Comics)
Bleach by Tite Kubo (Viz)
The Runaways by Rainbow Rowell and Kris Anka (Marvel)
Fence by C.S. Pacat and Johanna the Mad (Boom! Studios)
Delicious in Dungeon by Ryoko Kui (Yen Press)
Hunter x Hunter and YuYu Hakusho by Yoshihiro Togashi (Viz)


Book Recommendations:

Angela: My Brothers Husband by Gengoroh Tagame (Pantheon)

Kelly: The Prince and the Dressmaker by Jen Wang (FirstSecond) and also because she cannot help herself Princess Jellyfish by Akiko Higashimura





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