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Comic book artist Paul Pope on creative discipline

The discipline is to wake up in the morning, not turn on the machines you know just um… make some coffee and sit down and just draw whatever comes to your mind

Paul Pope from: The Criterion Channel Studio Visits: Comic Artists on LONE WOLF AND CUB
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The influence of Lone Wolf and Cub on present day cartoonists

This Criterion Channel Studio Visits episode details the extensive influence Lone Wolf and Cub has had on comic creators.

Paul Pope shares how Lone Wolf and Cub brought the manga tradition of emphasizing character development over traditional three act plots.

Larry Hama explains how the fight scenes are depicted differently from their American counterparts. Lone Wolf and Cub uses cause and effect. A swing of the sword from character could be parried or missed by character B. This sequence would be reflected in the following panel.

Ronald Wimberly describes how mark making can communicate as its own language.

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Four Panel Friday: Lone Wolf and Cub Volume 20 – A Taste of Poison

Lone Wolf and Cub is one of those heralded comics I heard a lot about, but never gave a chance.

My early impressions?

Kazuo Koike and Goseki Kojima make every panel matter. Each image has a moment of tension, a build up that nudges the story forward.