Friday, April 23, 2004

Being Jeff Parkervich 

Charlie Chu, maximum leader of the Grammarporn motorcycle club has done the unthinkable: He's crawled inside Jeff Parker's head to understand how the guy's demented brain operates.

In this post on the Grammarporn weblog, Charlie has carefully broken down and analyzed the choreography of an action scene from Parker's Eisner-nominated graphic novel The Interman. It's a readable and well thought-out disection, the sort of craft-study that other aspiring professionals would do well to check out. I've gone on elsewhere about how good Parker's storytelling is. Here's a fine explanation of why it's good.

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