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Old 04-14-2006, 12:17 PM   #11
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I think good art is more likely to mask a bad story than the otherway around.

I also think great art can elevate a good story to a great comic. Look at Phoenix: Endsong and Finch's art on New Avengers. I think the art in those stories is what made a bigger impact on people.

Just my two cents. I like having both present in the comics I read.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:09 PM   #12
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Interesting.

There's some stuff that I haven't read because I've been put off by looking at the art (V for Vendetta, From Hell), but once I have read it, the whole thing (story and art) just become linked. For both of those examples the grainy style of the artwork really fits the mood of storytelling.

I find it difficult to visualise stories with the art by someone else (but that may just be me).

At the end of the day, story wins it for me. If it's not interesting, I don't read it
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:23 PM   #13
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If the art is really good and the story sucks, well I can still look at the picture. If the art is just ok but the story is great than story is more important. If the art sucks but the story is good I can still get through it and kind of enjoy it. So I'm going to say story.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:25 PM   #14
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To me, it's a mix of both as well. There was an issue of Wolverine where Deadpool kicks the living dog crap out of him. As a big DP fan, I should have been loving it big time. But it was the art that killed it.

Thanks, Fabio Laguna. Thanks for ripping off Jim Lee, copying exact panels, and ruining this momentous moment for me.
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Old 04-14-2006, 04:29 PM   #15
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Is it rare to have the art and story produced by one person?
In my reading experience, it is rare that one creator will do everything (writing, art, coloring, lettering, editing, and publishing). But if we are only considering writing and drawing then...

For the Big Two, Marvel and DC, this is becoming more rare. Examples would be (Marvel's Kabuki, the occassional story in the Unlimited Spider-Man/X-Men books, DC's Solo, the canceled Plastic Man, and the occassional Legends of the Dark Knight.

There are a few more titles like this at the Dark Horse and Image level. Examples would be DH's Concrete, Usagi Yojimbo, Hellboy, Image's Age of Bronze, The Portent, Ant, and Bomb Queen

And then once you start dabbling in the small press/independent comics, this becomes much more common. For example, when Brian Michael Bendis was starting out at Caliber Comics with his A.K.A. Goldfish stories he both wrote and drew the comics.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:01 PM   #16
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BOTH, though i will thumb through a book looking at the art. So I guess art first
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:05 PM   #17
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Well, no matter HOW good the story might be...if the art sucks, I wont buy it!

I look for a mixture of the two. Some writer artist teams really compliment one another...others are REALLY mismatched!

the visual appeal is what draws me in, and the story is what keeps me there.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:13 PM   #18
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For me I need a good balance of both.....to me bad art will kill a good story every time and sometimes a bad story can be hidden behind good art.
I agree. Poor art can ruin a good story and a poor story cannot be sustained by good art. That's just the type of medium that comics are.
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:53 PM   #19
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I think what's really important is how good the reviews of the comics are!
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Old 04-14-2006, 05:57 PM   #20
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I think what's really important is how good the reviews of the comics are!
Yeah pictures won't help a review.
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