Series: Triangulating Looks

Triangulating Looks: Fashion, Beauty, & Style in Comics

Editor’s note: Sequential Sartorial was a column about the use of personal style to express character and context in comic book narratives. It was one I felt strongly about, but wasn’t one I managed to keep up. It was too easy to go negative, and too time-intensive to find really great examples of really communicative comic book style. This is why I’m extra glad to introduce a new limited series — Triangulating Looks — by one established contributor, driving the conversation, and one new one, providing the expertise. You’re in good hands with Véronique and Effy, so please lend them your...

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Triangulating Looks: Introducing Fashion

Because we live life on hard mode, we naturally decided to use column #2 to dig into the most difficult to define point on our triangle: fashion. In simplest terms, we’re defining fashion as building designs from the ground up rather than duplicating or reworking real world outfits. That doesn’t mean runway versus rack, though! Crafting original looks for the comics page from scratch can encompass everything from superhero tights and fantasy armor to custom activewear — and all points in between.   Véronique Emma Houxbois: We need to open this installment with a recognition of Tini Howard (The...

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