One of my favorite interviewers, Tim O'Shea over at Talking Comics with Tim, grills our little pal Nico about Spell Checkers.
Read the full interview here, but here's a sneak:
O'Shea: You really execute some interesting panel layouts on certain pages, was that something you and Jamie discussed doing or was that totally your idea?
Hitori de: Jamie’s script was actually very clear with panel description but I was free to draw the panel layouts by myself. I think panel arrangement is especially important for the storytelling, it gives the book rhythm and establishes atmosphere. I’m heavily influenced by cinema and I always try to think of the page as a movie storyboard. I also like how dynamic manga pages are, with big twisted panels and characters coming out of them.
Again, Spell Checkers goes on sale Wednesday!
Current Soundtrack: Christina Aguilera, "Not Myself Tonight;" Dubstar, "I'm In Love With a German Film Star"
[ignore the on sale date at Amazon, it will be in stock shortly]