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Crestmere
06-22-2009, 07:13 PM
I'm trying to find some examples of this because I am interested in trying it for an upcoming project.

Can anyone provide me with some successful examples?

ronin7
06-22-2009, 09:14 PM
I'm trying to find some examples of this because I am interested in trying it for an upcoming project.

Can anyone provide me with some successful examples?


Bendis' Aka Goldfish is one example.

Dark Knight Returns is another, but not to an extensive use.

Ultimate Spider-Man has a few examples.

Mostly non-linear storytelling is where the panels that tell the story are not in a straight, easy to read fashion. Think of manga's like Naruto, etc. If you crack one of those open, you'll get a headache trying to figure out the panel lay out.

I know many claim Grant Morrison invented, or innovated it, but it's simply not true. Japan's mangaka have been using the non-linear technique far longer then Morrison has.

Crestmere
06-22-2009, 09:17 PM
Bendis' Aka Goldfish is one example.

Dark Knight Returns is another, but not to an extensive use.

Ultimate Spider-Man has a few examples.

Mostly non-linear storytelling is where the panels that tell the story are not in a straight, easy to read fashion. Think of manga's like Naruto, etc. If you crack one of those open, you'll get a headache trying to figure out the panel lay out.

I know many claim Grant Morrison invented, or innovated it, but it's simply not true. Japan's mangaka have been using the non-linear technique far longer then Morrison has.

I was thinking of nonlinear storytelling more in terms of like Damages or Pulp Fiction.

Is there not a lot of that?

NickGuy
06-22-2009, 09:23 PM
Amorres Perros > Pulp Fiction

*walks away whistling with hands in pockets*

Crestmere
06-22-2009, 09:26 PM
Amorres Perros > Pulp Fiction

*walks away whistling with hands in pockets*

I think I might agree with you. Pulp Fiction was great in the 1990s but its been surpassed since then. Its also one of those movies where it seems to lose a little bit every time you watch it.

My point was more to clarify exactly the kind of storytelling I was looking for with well known references.

L Jamal
06-22-2009, 11:40 PM
Look for Christopher Priest's run on Black Panther.

Crestmere
06-22-2009, 11:46 PM
What do you think the best way to approach this kind of story over multiple issues would be?

ponyrl
06-22-2009, 11:56 PM
Jackie Brown?

:D

hellblazer72
06-23-2009, 12:18 AM
bendis did non linear stuff quite abit on daredevil..

robbdaman
06-23-2009, 01:13 AM
That's kind of what Bendis does a lot of. Some of it is confusing and just boring but oh well. My point is that it's hard to do well.

Irredeemable by BOOM uses a non-linear storytelling method of sorts but it's could be considered flashbacks too.

Justice41
06-23-2009, 02:12 PM
I'm trying to find some examples of this because I am interested in trying it for an upcoming project.

Can anyone provide me with some successful examples?
Look for David Lapham's Stray Bullets series.
http://goodcomics.comicbookresources.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/david.jpg

L Jamal
06-23-2009, 02:49 PM
Look for David Lapham's Stray Bullets series.
Definitelt worth checking out. Even if it is likely never ot be finished.