#1 Posted by LanternCorpsGuy (48 posts) - - Show Bio

In comic books which is more important to you or Important in Genreal the writing or the art work?

#2 Posted by JediXMan (31282 posts) - - Show Bio

Should be 50/50. But art can't make a crappy story much better.

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#3 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20443 posts) - - Show Bio

You can make a comic book without any writing, but you can't make a comic book without drawings.

#4 Posted by ArtGamer (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan said:

Should be 50/50. But art can't make a crappy story much better.

This.

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#5 Posted by LanternCorpsGuy (48 posts) - - Show Bio

@JediXMan: You got good point. which do you look forward the most in a comic?

#6 Posted by JediXMan (31282 posts) - - Show Bio

@LanternCorpsGuy said:

@JediXMan: You got good point. which do you look forward the most in a comic?

Depends. But I'll buy certain comics just because of the writer; won't do that for the artist most of the time. I didn't like the art in Sandman's the Kindly Ones arc, but the writing made up for it.

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#7 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

Writing. But art has to be decent.

#8 Edited by _Zombie_ (10448 posts) - - Show Bio

Story. I can easily forgive bad art if the story is good.

#9 Posted by Deadcool (6754 posts) - - Show Bio

In a comicbook, that would deepend on the tone of the comic itself, in "alldamnserious" comics we need obscure art, or even detailed, a funny tone needs different kind of art, so in my opinion the art has to fit with the writting style.

#10 Posted by CrimsonCake (2682 posts) - - Show Bio

Writing matters more but the art has to be at a decent level or else the pictures will be hard to interpret like the Dark knight returns.

#11 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1361 posts) - - Show Bio

I want to say writing but I have put down books with bad writing and ones with bad art. So 50/50 I suppose.

#12 Posted by guttridgeb (4832 posts) - - Show Bio

Story is more important but if I don't like the art it does impair my enjoyment of the story.

#13 Posted by Manwhohaseverything (2097 posts) - - Show Bio

The writing. Look at this way. Take a story arc with writing you didn't like, and replace the art with whoever you think is  a great artist. Do you suddenly like the story? Is it suddenly a book you'd recommend to others? In my case..it isn't. Now take a story arc you loved, and replace the art with whoever you think is a bad artist. Does it now become a comic you'd tell others to stay away from? Folks might have different answers than I do to those questions, but I've never said to anyone "Read this comic, the story's stupid, but the art is great! " I have said  "Read this comic, the art isn't the greatest, but I loved the story."

#14 Posted by Superguy0009e (2265 posts) - - Show Bio

Writing.Art is important too, but if writing is bad art doesn't matter

#15 Posted by Fuchsia_Nightingale (10130 posts) - - Show Bio

Story

#16 Posted by WaveMotionCannon (5661 posts) - - Show Bio

I draw so the art catches me first. The story keeps me coming back.

#17 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7830 posts) - - Show Bio

@CrimsonCake said:

Writing matters more but the art has to be at a decent level or else the pictures will be hard to interpret like the Dark knight returns.

#18 Posted by jobiwankenobi (1462 posts) - - Show Bio

You can't add art without a story.

#19 Posted by Jnr6Lil (7830 posts) - - Show Bio

@jobiwankenobi said:

You can't add art without a story.

This

#20 Posted by God_Spawn (38293 posts) - - Show Bio

Story. You can put a daisy on a pile of manure, but that doesn't mean it won't still smell like sh*t.

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#21 Edited by Ravager4 (1627 posts) - - Show Bio

Usually the story, but the art does have to be tolerable. I can think of several instances where the art of a book was so nausea inducing that I physically couldn't read it anymore. It just made my eyes hurt. I'd say 60/40, and it doesn't really matter which is out front. I'll read a slightly sub par story if it's still somewhat enjoyable and the art is really good, and likewise I'll read a comic with sub par art if the story is really enjoyable. But they need a good relationship. If the writing is horrendous, great art won't make it too much more enjoyable. Likewise, if the art is so horrendous that you can barely tell what's going on, or everything looks like crap, it will seriously impact my ability to enjoy it, no matter how good the writing.

#22 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

I think it is about 60/40, 70/30 writing/art. The art can suck (Dark Knight Returns) but if the story is good then it dosen't matter. If the story sucks it is important that the art pick up where the story lacks.

#23 Posted by TheAcidSkull (18689 posts) - - Show Bio

@guttridgeb said:

Story is more important but if I don't like the art it does impair my enjoyment of the story.

#24 Posted by Liara (421 posts) - - Show Bio

Story is more important. But I would enjoy a good story with good art more, of course.

Plus, I'm more tempted to buy a comic which has nice art than those which doesn't (if I'm not familiar with the story or writer)

#25 Posted by Izaiah (5252 posts) - - Show Bio

Both are obviously important, but my tolerance for bad writing is slightly higher than my tolerance for bad art.

#26 Posted by The Stegman (25983 posts) - - Show Bio

A truly goo comic excels at both

#27 Posted by Guardiandevil83 (6036 posts) - - Show Bio

I write and draw a bit. But for me it's all about the writing. I mean, I don't particular like the art in Hellboy but the books are usualy so well written I could give two Shats. lol

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#28 Posted by Deranged Midget (17965 posts) - - Show Bio

If it really comes down to it, I can handle ugly art if the story is fantastic.

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#29 Posted by Cap10nate (2726 posts) - - Show Bio

I have never bought a book because of an artist but I have tried several new series because I like the author. I prefer realistic art as opposed to the fuzzy/shadowed/artsy stuff but the art would never preclude me from purchasing a well written story. If the art is bad, I just pretend it is a novel and get as much context as possible and change it in my imagination as I see fit.

#30 Posted by SC (13349 posts) - - Show Bio

Well first story and writing are not the same thing. Good art can and often does tell a story, you know? Sequential art? Sort of what comic books is all about. Not just that, just because a comic doesn't have words in it doesn't mean it doesn't have a writer. Some of the most critically praised Marvel comics are the special Nuff Said issue which contain no writing, but you know have writers. So as bizarre as it is, writing versus art as far as generally in comic books can be tricky. Traditionally in comics the comic books considered the best are thought of because of the writing, then again, comic books actually need the art to be considered a comic book, and some of the best comic books have artists who have tended to make the comic what it is, and allow the story to flow. Then you actually bring in talent into the mix? Like comparing Stan Lee's writing as the recipe for success or Jack Kirby's designs and visuals? Where is the actual story in a comic book? Is it in the speech dialogue or in the way Spider-man's facials or body moves and reacts? Not all writer to artists working relationship is the same, nor every comics dialogue to visuals relationship as far as telling a story. 

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#31 Posted by minigunman123 (3116 posts) - - Show Bio

@ZombieBigfoot said:

Story. I can easily forgive bad art if the story is good.

This. Though to be honest, I love good art so much that sometimes it makes up for it.

#32 Posted by mtrakos (563 posts) - - Show Bio

See this was my issue with "manhattan project" I was digging the story. But the art was so friggin bad. very flat and everyone looked the same. I recall an issue of Wolverine right after Genisis tried to put back the adamantium back in him causing the 90's Feral wolverine. Anyways the entire issue had no dialogue, but had a story.

She can be the smartest and most caring woman in the world. but if shes ugly i'm not putting a ring on her finger...