Saturday, April 28, 2007

panels from BIFF BANNON!...pow.

One of the best buys I got out of a Heritage auction, 9 pages of originals by Art Helfant.
I adore this art. In my mind's eye, this is how I'd like to draw, ideally.
It's simple, direct, no nonsense, and gives you every bit of information you need about the story.
Look at how much negative space he supplies around his characters, and how well they read because of it.
This is 'black-spotting' at its simplest, and most effective. The bad guy is in black. And that's practically all the black Helfant spots.
Look at how BIG the lettering is!
Jesus, the clarity.

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