Sequential Art or Comic Art, which is it, and why does it matter. In the end, it really doesn’t. The term Sequential Art was generated to give more weight to comics from Will Eisner, to make them seem like they were not just the funny pages. But what ever word you use, the medium has really come into its own. You have comic books, underground comixs, graphic novels, manga, web comics and interactive comics.
With the web now you can really do just about anything with the medium, from day to day life stories to the blockbuster super heroes like Thor and Batman. You are no longer locked into the size of the page, but can have borderless comics, where you can twirl around the page, up, down, left, right, and even forward and backward. Like I said, really exciting stuff.
I have worked on everything from the good ole fashioned ink and paper comics to the web comics. I traveled through 11 countries in Asia, illustrating web comics about my experiences and all the crazy things that I came across.
So here is a small sampling of different sequential work I have done.
The website will be updated with new illustrations and sketches from the road too. So sign up for the newsletter to get updates on the latest news and work. One lucky subscriber will get an original piece of art from Ireland. The subscription is at the bottom of the Welcome Page at MichaelBencik.com. The drawing will be in May.
I will be showcasing the different parts of my website every Friday for the next nine weeks. Feel free to share with your friends and thanks for your continued support.