The Chapel Chronicles
By Hervé St-Louis
September 27, 2011 - 20:15
Emma T. Capps
Writer(s): Emma T. Capps
Penciller(s): Emma T. Capps
Colourist(s): Emma T. Capps
Letterer(s): Emma T. Capps
At a first glance, I thought I was looking at the typical scribbles of a kid and was expecting some pain to read through the material. There was none of that. Upon closer inspection, you’ll notice that the scrawny lines drawn by Capps are closer in style to the chicken patch style of cartoonists like Joan Sfar and Kerascoet. There is actually order to Capps’ madness. For example a stylistic touch of hers is to put a curved line of text without any bubble above the very curvy head of Chapel. Background colours are patches of colours fading into a greater white background. This artist knows what’s she’s doing.
As for the stories, they are one page gags and very simple but you get the point. There is certainly more merit in Capps’s work than Rebecca Black.
As for Capps’ Website, ChapelChronicles.com, it’s extremely well-polished. And you can tell she’s either working with a literary agent and a team of designers or that she’s hit the jackpot with her close family and friends who have helped build a very professional Web comics destination many adult cartoonists could learn lessons from.
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