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24/10/2010

Gavin Burrows

This was originally drawn for one of the Sofa exhibitions we put on in Brighton in the mid Nineties, and also appeared in the Caption newsletter. It struck me that you employ two ways of reading a comics page in tandem. You 'read' left-to-right like lines in a book, but you also take in images from the centre outwards. You jump back and forth between the two methods as you go through a page. I conveyed that by using two different characters, then leaving the actual reading order up to the reader.

17/10/2010

Gavin Burrows

This one-page self-drawn strip appeared in the Caption Newsletter and one of the Sofa exhibitions in Brighton. The idea was that you tend to employ two ways of reading a comic in tandem, reading along the tiers of panels (like lines of text) but also reading out from the centre (like looking at a picture). I represented this by using two characters, one for each reading method, and left the reader able to decide which method they used and when.