My work schedule in the last couple days has precluded too much sketching, so I’m sharing this little gold nugget instead. Wally Wood was a legendary comic book illustrator from the 1950s through the 1970s and a huge influence on me as a teenager. He put together a collection of “22 panels that always work” for times when he needed a quick jolt of compositional inspiration while he was laying out a comic page. Joel Johnson has made this wonderful collection, previously passed down from artist to artist only by photostat then shabby xeroxes, now beautifully scanned and available – free – for all of us. This is a must for storyboard artists, illustrators and anyone interested in a peek into the mind of one of the late, great geniuses of American graphic storytelling.
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