July 14th, 2009
Here’s a cool idea I haven’t seen before. Pat Race, one of our gracious hosts when we visited Juneau during the 50 state tour, has posted a “see-through” comic on his site.
As Pat explains it, you can download and print a 2-sided pdf, read the front page, then hold it up to the light so that the backside shows through and literally see the comic in “a new light.” There’s a flash version too, though the effect is a bit different.
It’s a nice trick, giving a new dimension to a charming, if melancholy, short subject.
Posted in Experimental Comics, Travel, Webcomics
I wonder if smell-o-vision comics have come out…
I like the slightly canted panels in the middle there, too.
Scented comics were, indeed, all the rage in the late ’80s!
Late 80’s huh? Can you imagine The Dark Knight Returns with SMELLS? All those grungy descriptions of the city. The book would be like a wet sock.
Dupuis released in 2007 a special edition of it’s kid series “Kid Paddle”, including a special leaflet with 8 scent-active patches…with such scents as gloomy glime, rotten monster and other treats…
A real parent’s nightmare
They had a page using that technique in Rising Stars. Oddly enough, the things on the other side of the page were ghosts there, too.
Heh. I miss gyros and I’m still alive. My mom would have had the same reaction. Melancholy? Maybe. I’d call it Blakean, but not bleak. But thanks for the pointer; I liked it.
Oh man, I loved that comic. Very cool idea. Fun stuff.
This is a nice example that it’s important try new things on comics.
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