Phoenix: Future (1967), page 15 panel 9 (or is it panels 9-11?). Osamu Tezuka.
This week on my Robot 6 column, I looked at a panel that might really be a sequence, or is it a sequence that's actually a single panel? I couldn't really come to a hard and fast answer, but I do know one thing: it's definitely a comic. There is some interesting theoretical space between "panel" and "sequence" in comics, though, so why don't you go read me exploring it?
Yeah yeah, I know I haven't done much comics blogging lately, but soon enough you will be able to a) read my ten thousand word interview with the Greatest Living Cartoonist, and b) buy a t-shirt with my artwork on it, so that's what it had to be for a second there. Oh, and the column starts like this:
The easiest way of thinking about sequence goes something like this: multiple panels, related by subject or context and taken together at a steady rate, fuse together into a single, more communicative thing. Something that imparts more meaning than a single drawing can. But it gets a little more complex than that when the question of what exactly constitutes a panel is raised. Read more