Panels: Steranko’s Psychedelic Silhouettes

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A panel by Jim Steranko from “My Heart Broke in Hollywood” (Our Love Story #5, June 1970). A few great things about this panel. The line weight stays consistent across the whole image, foreground and background. The linework itself very precise, either geometrical in the background, or with the curves of the figures. The liberal use of white in the background plays off well against the bright colors of the figures (this holds true across the whole story) as well as the black of the windows. Not evident from here, but the two characters are rivals of sorts, and the composition of the panel puts them about as far from each other as they could possibly be in one panel: one so large as to be almostly completely cropped, the other in full figure.