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Old 10-03-2009, 05:57 PM   #172
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As an addendum, I don't mean to say that time moves at an identical pace between panels on a nine panel page. Though I do think identically-sized panels lend themselves to that perception (and maybe why it's fun to break that perception).
Something similar is Shaun Tan's The Visitor. I started reading that (had it for two years and never opened it), and it blows me away. It's a very deliberately-planned work and the imagery is beautiful. Tan has one page of pictures of the sky over the sea, which I never thought I'd say this, but it's evocative. It captures the beauty and monotony -- and passing of days -- of a long ocean voyage.
It's a cool book, the kind you can lose yourself in, like a good picture book when you were a kiddie. I recommend it.

Oh, and I know saying nine panels is like a steady drum beat is a flawed analogy...but it helps you get your head around the idea.
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