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I created her to give myself a little more freedom[…] The structure of the Bianca stories is not homogenous, there is no real beginning and no real end. And a lot of fun. Which makes sense, because these works are very concerned with having the most page space possible, while still doing Crepax things. I have no desire to antia as a model. I mean it should exist even more in western comics, given how compressed the action in our comics is.

Gido color, the Anita Live series is from this era of large angular panels.

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What is interesting to me about this kind of composition is that I think it forces you as a reader to step back from the panels and see the page as a whole first. I mean this kind of image is just beautiful. Notes from the Publisher: Which I just find intensely modern. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Andrew Godfrey marked it as to-read Jul 25, I feel that Crepax, particularly in Bianca creates rhythms that are important in this direction.



Those extreme comics were playing around constantly with layouts and composition. Refresh and try again.

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I mostly just wanted to write about that Crepax layout though. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. That I am ever interested in those things—is the way they can work in service of the creation of the sublime.

Preview — Anita Live by Guido Crepax. Despite a degree in architecture, Crepax’s earliest jobs were in graphics and advertising, from magazines, book design, and album illustrations, to stage sets and consumer design. Compared to Valentina, whose adventures belong to a particular reality so real she even has an identity cardI had fun making Bianca a completely free character.

Write a customer review. And then sometimes I just jack my page compositions from Basquiat paintings because I think the way those use space and words are super useful in terms of keeping myself from getting to micro on a page—he forces me to look at the page as a whole, as a singular entity. It takes a singular moment in time and refracts it through comic time to create this lovely sort of slow mo stuttering effect.

I think you can see the advantage of it in the next to last panel on this page—where you can sort of feel a stretching of the figure, which is I think a kind of erotic tension also present in Schiele. It warps the whole page and is what is holding the whole thing together.

Aarcanum Black marked it as to-read Sep 15, Thou Grett marked it as to-read Crepaax 31, People ran so hardcore away from Liefeld—but characters popping out of and through panels is something you SHOULD be doing in an action comic.


Crepax, Valentina Time stutters, stops, starts again, rewinds, zooms in—beautiful to watch. Volume 1 Anita 3 by Guido Crepax.

And really, for probably a lot of the same reasons in terms of their audience. That was the premise of this I think.

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This distance is how he is different from someone like Manara. Max Washington marked it as to-read Sep 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Jordan marked it as to-read Oct 11, This is a two page spread that you have to turn the book sideways to actually read, and Stryfe is actually perching his foot on one of the panels from which he is speaking.

Oh I also have those old Sam Keith Wolverine stories.

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And it is in these stories that I think Crepax is at his best—because I think that at his core, that is what he is best at conveying his passion for. Get to Know Us. Particularly the first say 7 issues—which I think are a sort of rock start testament to the efficacy gido his approach within the genre. Share your thoughts with other customers.