When writing and drawing comics, facial expression and body language can sell and reinforce character, tone and story.
A smiling face can say as much as their words about what's going on in the moment, and in the character's emotions.
But what about a sarcastic smile? Or sarcastic expressions of anger, or tears, or fear? In a comic, where the character's words are seen as text, and not being delivered by an actor, how do we sell sarcasm?
It can come from context, and knowing a character to be sarcastic. The overall tone of a series can have readers prepared to understand sarcasm.
A cocked eyebrow with the smile, or half-lidded eyes are two favorites of mine. The reactions of the other characters in the scene can reveal sarcasm as well.
How do you portray sarcasm when you write and draw it? What are some effective…or not effective…ways to do it?
Great. Yeah. Have a GOOD one,
Banes at 12:00AM, March 18, 2021
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