Tuesday, June 16, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

If you can tear your eyes away from the lovely creature in the Batgirl outfit, ask yourself why this pic just don't work the way the creators intended..

Yep. The idea is that she's lying among tons of comic books. They don't "read" as comics, however. Thanks to today's use of cluttered cover logos and over-rendered and colored art, the books all appear as small, colorful blurs, as opposed to, say, a BATMAN comic, or an ARCHIE comic cover..Can you make out more than 3 logos or characters in that visual mess?

Before the 80s, clear storytelling and graphics were the rule, so a cover could snag an eye fro across a store, tipping the scales toward a sale or two, and creating potential future readers..

Not any more..

1 comment:

thrdgll said...

I think the biggest problem is the current fetish for dark colors.