do you ever find yourself talking to yourself? maybe in the mirror? or in the car when you’re alone? well, that’s just weird. ok, i’m just kidding. i think i do it but usually using my internal voice. i run lots of scenarios through my head and sometimes find myself putting myself in other people’s shoes. what would it really be like to be in that person’s life right now? i bring this all up because i think we need that alone time to really think things through. i think we need alone time to give our brain time to work through issues. also, it gives us time to take a step back and see what all is really important in life and how far or close we are to it.
i’m reading a really great book by Will Eisner called Comics and Sequential Art: Principles and Practices from the Legendary Cartoonist. in it, Eisner really breaks down the planning on panels and how they can be used. i was blown away by the fact that he had thought about really inventive ways to use the comic art form 60 years ago and artists today are still learning from it. absolutely amazing. anyways, in it, i learned about borderless panels and what it can do for you. i’m not saying i’m using it correctly here, but i wanted to give it a try. the only true border you’re working with is the piece of paper itself.