11 January 2008

A Meaningful Pause in Castle Waiting

Back in November, I listed the use of repetitive images to show the passage of time as an illustration technique that's a hallmark of comics, with their multitude of images (and tight deadlines), but rare in picture books.

Here's an example of that technique I enjoyed in Linda Medley's Castle Waiting. In this flashback to bibliophile Lady Jain's childhood, the volume she's reading may even be an Oz book.

Jokes are all in the timing, after all.

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