God’s Man

God’s Man was interesting to read because of its lack of words. It really asked the question that if there are no words, is it still reading a comic or just a series of connecting pictures that come together in a chronological order. Also the fact that there were no words forces the reader to connect the story through each frame while at the same time identifying the characters and the settings which the pictures do a nice job of showing. This was nice to read as a companion to the McCloud Chapter 4 where he discusses the issue of time and how comics can portray time. It helped to read God’s Man after because it gave me a sense of how the reader tries to fill in the space between the frames while at the same time connecting the story. also the fact that it was a It  While the story is divided into parts, there is no clear beginning which makes the reading a little more challenging while at the same time ties themes well because it allows for an open start where the reader can interpret or play into their own views of the back story. The style of the artwork is compelling because it fits with the themes of the story and keeps the characters well defined through their portrayals and helps to show their basic characteristics and the relation to the protagonist. The characters that were “evil” were more distinctive in their facial features and were generally portrayed as darker whereas the protagonist and the “good” characters were portrayed with softer features and were generally seen as having more white which conveyed their “goodness” qualities.