How to Become a Comic Strip, Comic Book and Graphic Novel Artist
The 6 panel grid.
The grid that is seen most often. So time passes at a regular rhythm just based on the grid alone. Larger panels panels slow the reader down as their eyes linger and travel over it to take in the content. So it has the effect of slowing down time. Use this to emphasize something and show details.
The 9 panel grid.
This grid can be good for more intimate moments and when your want time to move faster or at a regular, steady pace. What you put in the panel will determine which effect it has. The grid sets the rhythm and the content will determine the pacing.
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