With my recent thoughts on electronic books and digital comic distribution, I really tend to focus on the large page format, where artists can continue to create in the style they are most accustomed to.  But with small being the big thing, what happens to those comics that need to be reduced to a single panel?

Balak01 (Yves Bigerel) at the Deviant Art page, has been listening to Scott McCloud and thinks there is definitely a market for the single page digital comic as it provides another unique way to tell a story.

Check it out.


about DIGITAL COMICS by ~Balak01 on deviantART

This is a really great example of making the medium work to tell a story.  Without the single panel narrative, the story would completely fall apart in a 9×9 paneled piece of paper.

Perhaps comics can thrive on the small format screen.

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4 Comments

  1. hermit
    February 20, 2009 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    if you look at the very last panel, the guy signed his real name.

  2. ~wyntermute~
    February 20, 2009 at 1:33 pm — Reply

    Wow…. That was FANTASTIC!~!!!~!!! I wish I could think of more to say, but I’m simply awestruck by the complex simplicity. Yes, I understand that is oxymoronic, but I can’t think of a better way to express it.

  3. Lifeisaglitch
    February 20, 2009 at 3:57 pm — Reply

    I feel like a dumbass for not havng shared this when i first found it, anyways theres at least one more of these if i remember right, check his DA guys :)

  4. John I.G. the second
    February 20, 2009 at 5:07 pm — Reply

    I found this through perca’s DA account about a week ago, then I think it popped up on The System Comic, and now here. This is the first time I’ve actually seen something like this make the rounds on the internet. I must finally have intarweb hauntz.

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