Sunday, January 20, 2008
Metronome - wow
Metronome by Veronique Tanaka looks like it will be a very special graphic novel.
But before it's publication from NBM in March this year there's a flash animation available of the whole thing, panel by panel, second by second. Absolutely amazing.
I know the book is going to be just as good, but will obviously be very different, seeing the shapes Tanaka choses to show on the page with her exquisite panels. But the animation is incredible. A slow ticking metronome as more and more layers of the tale are revealed, intrigue turns to revelation, tenderness turns to harrowing images. Well worth 17 minutes of your time.
The code to view it is 04545, just enter it at the bottom of the page for i've already paid.
This is rather naive of Cornwell Internet really. They set the thing up as a pay per view thing and somehow expect to get people to pay. Yet every retailer in the world receives a code. Which means it gets forwarded here there and everywhere & published on blogs all over.
Much better surely to just put it out there on You Tube for free?