Images for Words by Ethan Bifano from issue 298.4

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Your head swirls with images when captivating storytelling pulls you in. An author can spin a world around you, directing their reader’s attention with a careful choice of words. Much like the writer, visual artists illustrating these stories also need to be able to direct your attention. The visual domain both limits and empowers an illustration. It can be a daunting task to represent a story in a single image; details inevitably get left out in the summary. Often, different points can be gleamed from multiple subplots or subtlety written dialog. Artists have to try and focus on one theme, or create a broad enough concept to encapsulate them all. Continue reading