I'm way behind on my 52 Challenges work too! You know me, I'm always asking myself, "How can I kill two birds with one stone. Challenge # 15 is The Crescendo Comic:
Well, here's my comic strip! Not every thing we make is going to be a masterpiece. Sometimes it has to be "good enough" and move on to the next thing!
In music, a crescendo is a symbol that tells the musician to transition smoothly from quiet to loud over an amount of time. A decrescendo tells the musician to do the opposite. When these two are right next to each other, it’s sometimes called a “swell.” We already know your comics are swell. Now can you make your writing and art swell in the course of some panels?
Homework for Artists and Writers:
Start “quiet” and “small” and build your comic’s intensity up over the course of 1 or 2 pages. Try to incorporate the crescendo to as many elements of your comic as possible — for instance: your writing, dialogue, art, line quality, color/texture, panel sizes, amount of action in a panel and level of zoom could each (or all) be taken from less to more throughout the course of your pages.