August 23, 2009

22 Frames That Always Work

Having trouble writing the shot list for your awesome short film? When in doubt, turn to comics. Wally Wood was a comics artist, writer and publisher who was responsible for tons of iconic images from the 20th century. His quick sketch of "22 Panels That Always Work" is proving to be one of his more enduring legacies. It's getting passed around in new media circles these days and it remains a wonderful go-to resource for visual story-tellers in many mediums.

Ask any working comic book artist who has been in the business for a few years about "Wally Wood's 22 Panels That Always Work", and they know of it like it was the bible. So whether you're an aspiring comic book artist,
a film student, or trying to get into storyboarding, I'd suggest you print it out and keep it handy when you're composing your shots. Download any of the two hi-res versions here:

Thanks to Joel Johnson for the insight.

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