Monday, May 22, 2006

Brewster Rockit's eyes

Three silent penultimate panels for this Monday:
Non Sequitur by Wiley Miller
The Other Coast Adrian Raeside
Piranha Club by Bud Grace

I think Wiley Miller can now be considered a perennial offender. Considering that two or three strips each week are one-panel gags, he has an extremely high SPP ratio.

Why doesn't Tim Rickard like to draw eyes?

Everyone either squints or wears glasses. It's become a real annoyance for me. It's not as bad as Cathy Guisewhite's missing noses, but it is a stylistic decision that doesn't make much sense.


Blogger Matt Guerrero said...

I think he left the eyes out because Brewster Rockit is a parody of the serious sci-fi Buck Rogers strips (therefore, Brewster's always squinty-eyed and ready to fight); and since his own personal style is so simple, adding regular cartoon eyes would take away the effect.

10:07 PM  
Blogger The Matt said...

I was going to point out today's "A Lawyer, A Doctor, and A Cop" as an SPP, but sadly it's one of those King comics that we'll have to wait a month or something to get it online.

8:07 AM  
Blogger howard said...

If you want to talk missing eyes, Lynn Johnston of For Better or For Worse is a regular offender. She frequently eliminates the eyes completely on her characters and leaves just an outline of the face. Or if she is feeling really lazy, she blackens in the whole character as a silhouette.

9:05 AM  

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