Matt Madden’s website easily gets the point across once you start viewing his graphic art from 99 Ways to Tell a Story. He’s graciously provided at least 20 of them on his website to help market his book as well as provide educational value. Although it was developed by a graphic artist, I think it is a very useful tool for writers.
The Exercises in Style website / book shows writers/artists how to view basically the same scene from different angles and perspectives. It really is quite interesting to go through each one. It’s short and sweet and totally worth the time. Some of the online perspectives that are viewable are:
- Welcome to Exercises in Style
- The Making of Exercises of Style
- One Panels
- 30 Panels
- Exorcise in Style
- Overheard in a Bar
- Different Text
- Different Images
I recommend viewing each image at his site in the order listed. It’s so cool to see in action. I think this would be a good side project for any writer to try, obviously from a writing perspective instead of from a cartoon perspective.
Like the rest of us, he’s a starving artist so buy the book!