Story matters

Many cartoonists overlook the importance of story but I contend that even the most miserable art work will be accepted by the reader, as long as the visual clutter doesn’t distract from the narrative. Since becoming a cartoonist, my main pre-occupation has been to create layouts that are smooth enough as to not trip up the reader.

The following sketchbook page reminds us of some universal story basics, and some storytelling masters.

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