pg 2 of Alberto Breccia’s Algeria

Standard storytelling rule Number 1: Do everything with full figures in a space.

Breccia instead crops for storytelling. Algerians are drawn as part of the landscape, as rocks almost, the French as heroic portrait, until they get shot.

Then in just two thirds of a page he creates havoc of an ambush, 7 panels, one panel of the shooting two close ups and three partial figures, bleeding heads wrenched to a horizontal position leave no need for drawing the collapsing body.






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