It's 2016, what excuse do you have for not familiarizing yourself with canon of the comic classics like Watchmen?
Inb4 "I don't have money to buy it", here's:
- playlist with completely free and legal Watchmen Motion Comic that animates and voice acts original comic in HD, uploaded on official Warner Bros channel.
>It's 2016, what excuse do you have for not familiarizing yourself with canon of the comic classics like Watchmen?
I'm not a disgusting neckbeard. I avoid that shit as much as possible so I don't become an asshole who doesn't like anything.
Fuck, man, my library has Watchmen, Corben's Edgar Allen Poe comics, Gunslinger Born, and a shitload of others.
It's not considered a good library.
Christ, I can rent fucking blurays from my library for no charge.
They are terrible and destroy the main benefits of the comics form.
The only good ones I have seen are ones designed from the start for it and those are all web comics.
The major difference between Film or TV and a Comic is that the idea behind a Film or TV show is that you hit play and you watch from Beginning to End.
In comics you are free to view them at your own pace as your eyes look over the pages and focus on what you want.
Motion comics take that control away from the reader and create a bastardization of the two.
If you want to a see a comic that moves and is effective however, give this a read
Yeah, that's a classic.
I wonder why audiobooks are fine when motion comics aren't. I guess the visual medium is just one too many things to focus on?
Pity, really. I'd imagine in the right hands, a motion comic adaptation could be effective.
Audiobooks are also very different from books, in physical it is easier to flip around and confirm details audiobooks are forced to continue unless you really want to fiddle with them.
That comparison is pretty off.
They're different from books, but they're not exactly damaging. I've read quite a lot of books physically, and I've heard quite a lot of audios as well. Only exceptionally bad readers have garnered a complaint from me.
Comics are not linear. There is more to a comic than just going from panel to panel, the way the page or double page or in case of Watchmen the entire issue is put together matters.
That could very well be the problem.
While Robert Rodriguez has proven that a comic can easily substitute a storyboard when he directed Sin City, the comics were never inked with the intention of movement. I'd imagine an outside interpretation of how visual events transpire could hurt the experience. Then you take books like We3 into account, which would likely translate to a motion comic format very fucking badly.
An unabridged audiobook is just a verbal communication of the written work, so no liberties can, as a rule, be taken. I feel that would be the difference.
For comics a good motion adaptation would require a deep understanding of the writer's/artist's intentions, and the adaptability of the work itself.
I don't know why the motion comic rustles my jimmies. Maybe because for all the effort they put into it (and the actual movie) they could've just made an animated miniseries that covered ALL of Watchmen, instead of the two crappy things we got (a visual audiobook and a crap movie).