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THE MUSCULATUE DE5 NT KW
9E CONSTANT AS TME AIfR
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PS HEED HAvEA CETAN
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T REAER TO WJ..
FOLLOW THe FIGURE'S ATION.
THESE EXGGERATED fiGURES
INCLUDE ELves, GNOMES OR
HEROES WHOSE POWERS SME
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THt AVE_AGE hFRB OP
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AND EFFORT. 0 SUPPORTED
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OTHER LEG SW THE
STRAIN OF THE EXTRA
WEIGHT? THIS USUAllY
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THE FKUHAS TO
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WHUZZAT, WE BElIEVE
HECAN D IT WITH
THE SE EFFORT IT
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MJbLL MOTION N
BOTH CASES IS THE
SAME, BUT BE SURf
TO EXAGGERATE IT.
LO8Al 'UR
ON .NOTICE
HOW THE MUslES
ARE SEPARATED BY
EXAMINING THE
MEMENT Of YR
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THE FEMALE. THE HEk0IC FFM|FALSO
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HEROIC PROPRTIONS, YOU MUST
STILL SKETOIITOUT FIRSTARfiNG
WITH THE SAME FIGURE AS t
STANDARD HERO, SIMPlV LENGTHEN
TKE MAJOR AXIS PoINT$, ESPECIALLY
THE HIPS AND SHOULDERS. IT WILL
NOW 6E MUH SIMPlER TO FLESH IT
OT AND KEEP THE PRPER PRO
PRTIONS.

IN ATlON SCENES, 'WAMT"O
SUGEST MOVEMENT. yU HAVE
CATCH THE FIGURE IN MIO-STRIDE AND
SHOW IT FRM 1MEANLOTMc
CAMER". WilL MAVE TO CUT A
PIECE OFF OF YOUR FULL FIGURE.
TI-I$ IS CALLED FORESHORTENIN6.
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FIGURE FIRST AND THL REMOVE
THE PARTS THAT WOLO NOT 6E
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FIGURE B DOMINATES E
MO D BY EXUDN COFIDNE
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ANO AN ePRISSIVE ONE. IN FtGUE A
THE SUBJECT IS STRAIGHFORWARD AMD
OPEN. MOW THIS I NOT NEcesSARilY A
eAO THI\, eUT WE WANT TO SHOW E
PRESSLO ANO INTENT WITHOUT TEXT.
FIGRE B IS ALSO STRAIGKFWARO, BUT
IT IS FAIRLY oevlou l\AT TWE CI\A'ACTE
MEANS 8S/NS!
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OeIVIOUSlY, THERE ARE MANY DIFFEREIT
KINDS OF MASSIVE FIGURES. REMEMBE, THE
VILLAIN, REGARDLESS OF STATURE, |5STILL
DFWN USING HEROIC PRoPRTIONS. YOU CAN
CHANGE THE WAIST SIZE BY INCREASING OR
DECRA5|NG IhE DEPTH OF HL 1UNH
UNDER THE RIB CAGE. HIE DEEPER THE
STOMACH, THE nllNNER THE WAISTLINE LOOKS.
THE OVERMUSCLEl BODY SEEMS 1 BE
ALWAYS CLENCHED. THe RIPPES ARE
EVERYWI-ERE AND THE MUSCLES REACH
TO ALMOST EVERV MOVEMENT. ANOTHER
WAY TO CONTROL HIE IMAGE IS BY
INCREASING OR DECREASING HIE SIZE
OF THE PECTORAL MUSCLES OF THE CHEST.
M"E 5UktTHE LEGS ARE MOT TO LA%E
FOR THE MIDSECTION.
AT TLOEKMUIt0MASIvE fIGRE.
yOU Will 8EGIN TO SE 1HAT DETAIL MN|NI5
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IT' BLY OUT OF 1H STICK FIGURE STAGE,
IT HS ALL THE THll6S YOU WANT TO SHOW.
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HERE IS AT"ER MEmOO 1 BK PRAWU'6 CALLE0 CIRCLIN OTTE
CHARACTER. AGAIN, YUU MUST KNOW T'E SHOT BFORE fINsING l1TFWw
THL FINISHEP EXAMPLE IS ONLY FROM T' VAIST UP, THE FIGURE IS CIRClEO OUT
WITI- THE ENRE FI 6URE INClUDEO FOR FLKbFFfT\fbCAUSLI WANTEO TO SHW
A PARTICUlARY SULKY POSE, 1 PLAYED WM H P1HTO GIYTM IM DFNIMK
HIF O PINTOUTTHE LARGE PRRTIONS HeRE.
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TO PENCIL THE STICK FIGURE IN MOTION. NOTICE THE UPPER RIGHT HAND FIGURE. IN
ORDER TO ESTABLISH PROPER BALANCE, THE HEAD IS lNP DIRECT UNE WITH THE FOT
THAT |5 SUPPORTING THE BOOY'S WEIGHT.
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L.SIMILAR TO fiNGERPRINTS ,NO TNARTISTS SEe A STORY FROM TME SAME M
O VIEW. YOUR JOB / me ARnST BGINS WITl KEEPING THE STORY CLEAR AND VbRY
CAREFUllY MKlNGSU THAT TE READR NEVERGETS COFUSEP. IF YOU ARE
FOLLOWING THE SRIPT AND IT CAllS FR SOMEnUNG THT YOU PRSONAllY BEUEVE
Q ABSURD, YOU MIGHT JST D IT 1HAT WAY AND YL WilL lOSE THE READERS. ITS
A TRAP, LIKE MANY on-ERS, THAT ARTISTS AKfVERY PRONE TO AU!HUINTO.
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WITHOUT QISINVOlVIN6 T HE READER IN ANY WAY. IT HA5TO 8E CLEAKPYET AT T"E
SAME TIME SUBTLE BECUSYou POH'T WAN INSULT ANYO'S INTElLIGENCE.
TAlL ORDeR? YEp IT SURE IS, BUT BELILVE ME, IT GETS EAIER A Y O1`P LIKE W
1 MEET A FRIEND OF MINE. HIS NAmE lS M%RNAND HE WAS THE UULW%
SIDEKICK; HER NANE ISELYSE. TWE7 ARL RERETO SWW US HOW MfYQ
STORY. AND TO START OYOURGLOSSARY, CRoPPING IS WHEN You SELECTlVElV
REMOVe APIECE OF THE FIGURE BECUSE IT IS UNNECESSY. IN 1MbCASE HOWVER.
iT WAS nE CROP TAT WA UNNLCE55AK.
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INCORRECT, HOWEvEK.FIRST OFF WE NEED TO ESTALISH THAT OUPE CAN FYTGET
HIM CREDITABLE WITH \HE READERS. FOR ALL WE KNOW, THIS IS A SHOT OF MM
CHECkiNG OUT THE LOAL PtGEON ATIVIT7BY MAMGtN6 OT THE WINDW, ,
ALL WE KNOW,ONE OF DUPE'S PWERS IS REveRE SPR M9ON1HR0UHTHE SLES
OF HtS FEET, AND TWTHE'S HNNOUT THWINP N.
AQUKKREAP; IN FIGURES 1 AND , ALTHOUGH DECEN SPEED SHO,ThLf WILL NBE
THE ESTABLISHING SOTS THAl yOU WILL NEED TO REALISTICAlLY HOLD THE RfRS.
MEANWHILE, BK AT HE RANCH,IN |IGURE 3 WE LEFT OUK HEKO SPEEDIN OVER HIS
CITY URBANOPOLl5, OR DID WE? DID lHE CITY COUNCIL HONOKAE|KAVORIT L SON BY
CREATING A GIANT STATUE OF \IM TO PUT AT Hb TOP OFTMEIR "ALLEST BUllDIN?l
DON'T THINK SO, BVl YOU REALLY CAN'T BE SURE, CN yo? INTEGRATE 7U CHARATEI
TO THE BKGRUND, CON'T ATTAH TMEM TO .
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ANSWER. THIS COULD BE A 5HIOF DUPf'S
FLYI NG AWAY FROM THE GROU ND OR 1
COULD BE A SERIOUSLY TeeD O!F DUPE
BECAUSE (KNOWING DUPe'S ADVEN
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SIZE OF A WEU PRRTIONED KEWPIE
DL. THATIST WANTED TO bWWU
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WOULD CL FOK HIM TO BE AS MERCilESSLY
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THAT IF YO DON'T SEe IT FROM THE pOINT OF VIEW THAT TME REPWJL HAve.
IT IS AN IMAGINARY CAMeR THAT CAN |I7 THROUGH THE |MINAKYALIEN 0tMEN0
THAT ARE 5MUCH A PAK OF OK CK4|T bTHAT WE %cRcHUMNS CAN bLLTM.

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HAPPENED TMEN? we LOST THE CONTINUITY UCU W 10 LOtGfR BWK
DUPE IS '" RELATION ELYSE. YOU CANNOT LOSE THE SPTIAL RELATIOP mTW
W C H AREk WITHOUT LNG THE READER -

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TPAT HAS NOT
ROLLED HSS 1Ht FLOOR
BECAUS THE ROOM IS NOT
REAlY ON ATILT.
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W SEe HIM? HOW CAN'T Y. TERE ARE EIGtT OF HIM. NOW DN'T GT ME WRONG,
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THEIR SITUATIONS. IN PANEL ONE THE POR GY |5 PROBABLY SWEARING 1W BCK ON 1H
WA6, $ WCN 6F THE REACTlON TO WIAT IS OING ON FROM HIS HANDS.FAtIAlEX
PRESSION [FACLNEXT ISH), AND HIS BPLANGUMEv T MU5T lEARN 10 SE ABE TO
COMMUNICATE FEELINGS WITHOUT THE ACOMPANVING WORDS, Ok THEY WilL NOT BE
BELIEVABLE. DID YOU EXPLAIN OUT LOUD WHAT WAS GOING ON THE LAST liME P=RI|LA
SWUNG BY YOUR WINDOW? PANEL 1W I5A CONFRONTATION AND A REATION ALL !N ONE.
YOU CAN FIT THIS MUCH CONTENT INTO A PANEL roo, BUT REALIZE THE LIMITS TO WHAT
YOU CAN FIT INONE PANEL WITHOUT SEEMING CRWOED. PANEL 1kEE \ A STRAIGHT
REACTION SHOT. NOTICE THE MUSCLE LINES UNWKTbCLOTHING. IN PANeL FOUR, H
CHARACTERS ARE REACTING TO SOMEHHNG THAT IS OFF CAMERA. Y0UMUSTSEE WHAT
THEY EbLEINGAS WELL A TEY ARE OR TE SCENE HP LLY LOST Hb SELIEVABLE
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LONG SHT RESPeCTIVELY. W ARE CONCENTRATING ON TH ESTA8llSHIN SHOT HERE.
DD EITHER O 1ESE INTRODUCE OR TELL W SOMETHING? NO, HERE HJVE LEFT
THE READERS I N THE DRK.THIS IS A PRIME NO-NO IN OUR BIZ, THE READERS IAVE
SIGNED ON BECAUSE Tley WANT TO bE PRIvY TO JHING5 THAT EVEN HIE CHARACTER
ARENT IN ON YET. IN THE CP THE LONG SHOT, YOU CAN'T TAKE UbOT OF VIEW
THE PARTlClPAtTS WHILE TRYING TO INTRODUCE US TO nEM.
GRID BELOW IS A UASIC GUIDE TO THE ESTABLISIING SHOT. JUST START 1HE
I FROM THE CENTRAL HORIZON LINE AND PENCIL YOUR UNES IN LiGITLY. THEN
JUST ERE THE GRID LINES AD YOU HAVE YOUR PRSpecTlVE.
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KNOw3KEHEAD AND FACE,,US LIKE IN AYT\HO EL<E TIAT we HAVE 'ALKED
A8T IN THiS CMIC. YO0 MUST 8EAT LFA5 MooeRATeLY FAMILIARWITM RE %ICS
INVOLED. FIRST, ANOWYOR64W/
LlKE3YE FORENSIC SCIENTISTS OF TDAY, YOUCAN ESABLISH AN.YOtE' IDENTITY T
SUILDING UP OR SMOOTHING OUT1E SKIN ANO F%P ON THE SKULL. FAMILIARIZE
YOURELF WITH 16 CN'URS OFHE %U,T IMAGINE IT FROM ALL AKGLES
[AMSTKNELOWW W AVAILABLE AMVWWERE I6 EXTREMELY t.-rm
AND REl IT"'ESRUTU OP""E FIHISlEO FACE.
AO SIDE VIEW OF WE SKULL. KTlME,
HOWEveR, IT IS STReING TME COMPIF!E
PICTURE. NOICE WEPETRE MOvEMENT Of
iHE MOUH ORIGINATES. Al50 NE THE
HeIGHT OFF W IN RELATION TO 'He "OP
OF THE NOSE ANO ITS BRIDGE.
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rTHE FACe. BUT LN` L FOOLEO SYAPPEARANCe!
LTMOUKTtIS FCE WA A'LIGHT MASCULItI.E LOOK
TO IT THE FLE)tBtllTY OF USIN.G "FSKULL AS A
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MALE OR FEMALE, THERE
IS NO HARD AHO fAST RUL
fOR SKULL SAPE AND
'TIU$, ileRE 1$ LITTLE
'(OU CA' DO TO SIMtLARI2E
'(OUR FACE, \NTlf CASE OF
THE FeMALE CHARACTeR
AND THe MALE, eEL.IE"e IT
OR tWT, XfC;HARe A
SIMILAR Slt IAPE.
,
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H1N THpT Eb PAHT THE HEAO {r b BLACK CHARACTER OR TE AMbRICAN INDIAN,eRE
ARE OEFINI1eL' THINGS \HPYOU MUST TO 5MOW TMe DIFFERENCE BbTWEEN RACES. IF 'au
DON' T 8ROADEN T"; NOSE SLiGHTL' OK THE LCK MAN'S \Cb, lt YCU DON'T LENGTHEN l\b
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ReSIST GwN YOU UONE LITTLE TASTE OF
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ATED FACE. EVEN MORE lAN THE E)GERATEO
80, l!AS THE ABILITV TO CNcTO-E
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NORmAL>K0lI. CAH LYOVERSLI THE PART
OR eXRESOM -AT'fu WA"TTO EMP"ASlZE)
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PT WI THOUT HAVING TO WASTE PACe THATYOU
MAY MOT HAve TELLING b A lITTL.E ABOUT HIM
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THAT'S GOOD H7ELLN`
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1W M OTHERWORLDl.Y 'ETTING, M0T LIKELY THE PEOPLE WILL SE ALIVE BeCAUSE OF
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A5AfST. STUDY THe DRAINGS HE,NAGOAR ORAS SOMET\HMG INTERESTING
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UUW OTlE WXVO U!
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INDUSTRY FOCES U=TO CONCbTHTE LME WHOL.E SPECTRUM Of SU8JECTS, IS !E
GOOD OL SPACESUIT. THE SPACfSUIT IS A STRANGE AND WOMDERFUL THING FOR THE
ARTl5T, HE CA' MAKE IT ]W KEY AND NOMDTAILEO, OR He (OR SHe) CANJUST GO CRAZY
w|TH IT ANO HAve SOMe FUM oeSIGNIKG SOMETHIMG THPT l AS DISTINCTive AS THEIR
OWN STYL.E.
A OTHING TO KNOW I THAT Lu(e "E
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AMOUNT Of FREEDOM AS SHOWIMG 1e
FUNCTIONALITY L A MACHINE ANt WHAT
IMPACT IT "AS ON THE REAOER.
FCHWUY IN COMC5 TODAY\= NO LON,GER JUST TE RATGUN ANO THE SPACESHIP
FOLKS, IT THE LIFE OFiHE UiURE THAT INFL.UEN.CE bLHMLOT IN COMIC5 iODA'.
NNY CHARACTERS ARE LIVING IN NOW WITH THE HlNO tLN ORROW AN0THAT |@
PART OF 'E APPEAL OF LbKPlN LF= FROM itE 'LEEK AND FUMCTIO!AL CARS OF
TOMORROW TO THE AWeOME NPLHlN= OF FUTURE WAR. TO NAKF A MACHltIE OF wHAT
l5fXPfT6p YAM O9FRvNT READER SE $OMETIItG FROM TOMORROW, 'OU MUST
Be PRTDESIGNER AND PARTRT|9T,
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