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MoredanKantose
2009-05-25, 03:37 AM
Looking at Wanda in page 2 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0002.html), comparing with Wanda in page 160 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0160.html), I reach to the conclusion that it changed from an "infantile" aspect to a more adult one.

I ask myself:
* Does this reflect unintentional changes in the POV of the authors?
* Was this intentional, trying to reflect a possible change in the reader's way to look at the comic as the story advances?

PS: It does not only affect Wanda. For example Prince Ansom, page 7 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0007.html) and page 158 (http://www.giantitp.com/comics/erf0158.html).

Brewdude
2009-05-25, 01:42 PM
I think they just got sick of bobbleheads.

Morty
2009-05-25, 03:55 PM
I think they just got sick of bobbleheads.

Yes, that's what I think, too. The comic's style simply gradually changed into more proportional. It might be intentional, but I don't think so.

Sieggy
2009-05-25, 06:04 PM
Yes, that's what I think, too. The comic's style simply gradually changed into more proportional. It might be intentional, but I don't think so.

Nope, I think it was representational of Parson's initial unwillingness to accept the reality of Erfworld. In the beginning, it was a delusion, an hallucination, a delusion. It was obviously some kind of wish fulfillment fantasy, from his perspective. But that perspective, and reality itself, changed as he grew to accept it as a valid reality, and thus reality itself changed. Which raises some very interesting existential questions . . .

Narthon the Bold
2009-05-25, 07:20 PM
I think a lot of it is just natural evolution of the art from lost of practice. The skill for the figures looks much more advanced in the more recent comics. Not so much the backgrounds though.

F.H. Zebedee
2009-05-28, 10:49 PM
I personally think (or at least hope) that it's more of a tone thing than an evolution. I liked the big headed look, and hope it comes back for lighthearted scenes in the future.

Manga Shoggoth
2009-05-29, 03:01 AM
A change in style in a comic over a long period of time is not unusual. If you read Ah My Goddess, Maison Ikkoku and other long series, compare the style in the first volume with the style in the later volumes.

Bear in mind that Erfworld has been drawn in the same sort of time frame - we have had a single comic appear in the same period of time that it took several volumes of AMG to appear.

But, as has already been said, you can equally attribute the shift in style to Parson's changing perception of Erfworld. The arguement against that is that we saw Erfworld long before Parson did.