VeryCuddlyCornpone wrote:Especially since so few people are good at drawing an action scene so that it's visually itneresting to begin with. Too often I see flat motionless drawings or too many details that distract.
I have only ever seen a few comics action scenes that had any effect on me (even being on a site dedicated to action comics). Action more than anything suffers from lack of motion in comics. And it's funny, because like 90% mainstream comics published in USA are basically action comics. They draw big splash pages and try to experiment with angles and inking and whatnot, and I keep asking myself "do they not see that this doesn't work?" "Is the entire industry in cahoots to pretend that this does work?" "Why is there a notion that just making a panel bigger suddenly makes it more dynamic?" I have seen some great action scenes which means they're possible, but in general they fail to make me excited, to keep me on the edge of my seat the way good scenes in action movies would. To me they're just a filler that ungracefully makes story shorter.