Wednesday, January 6, 2016

THE RICHARD ONLEY THEORY

More than half of THE DEMON's 16 issues begin with the full-page/double-page open. (11 of them)

Was this because this was the best way to pull the reader into the story or was it because pages 2 and 3 were the only pages Kirby could put a double-page spread on without risking it being split in half by ads as was suggested by the perceptive Richard Onley in the letters page of DEMON #15?

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  1. Why was this double page spread done so consistantly? Did it increase Kirby's income by simplifying the number of panels needed to draw? Or was it some stylistic statement being made? (I recall in the FF, a full page splash was rare, used for effect, and frequently involved a pin-up pose...though we never tore it out!)

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