Thursday, May 7, 2015

When Darkness Presses

     Among the 2015 Eisner nominees is one of Emily Carroll's recent webcomics, When the Darkness Presses.  I first experienced her work during my own tenure as an Eisner judge and I've returned to it many times, using her story Margot's Room with my graduate students as an example of how well comics can exploit the potential of digital platforms.  When Darkness Presses is no exception.  Have a look at the comic here (just click on the door to start) and note, among other things, the way the "page" composition shifts when the characters are in the basement room, so that the reader is literally being pulled downward with them.
     Congratulations to Ms. Carroll.  The recognition is well deserved.

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