Intern Life: Ron Randall Gives the Low-Down on Layouts

Intern Life: Ron

Last week Ron Randall sat down to give the Periscope Interns (Christina McKenzie & Lucy Bellwood) some hard-earned knowledge about layouts, thumbnails, and good storytelling. The takeaways? Storytelling needs to be clear and compelling. To accomplish this, try identifying the one thing you need to communicate in each panel and on each page. Look for ways to frame your panels that make use of three dimensional space, rather than staging everything on a flat plane. Be aware of layout and how it effects the reading experience. Be aware of how many close-ups, mid-shots, and full figures you use on a given page. Try to have a little of all three. Essentially, be aware of everything! There isn’t a millimeter to spare.

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