Billy Dogma in “Sex Planet” Motion Comic

9 11 2010

Billy Dogma in "Sex Planet"

Daniel J.Kramer has directed/animated Dean Haspiel’s ‘Billy Dogma in “Sex Planet”. Watch the motion comic on Bleeding Cool, with an accompanying quote from Haspiel,

“If anything, our motion comic compliments the source material while adding a new dimension to the reading/viewing experience. It helps set a pace and acknowledges the power of comics that could otherwise be overlooked in our daily haste.”

I certainly think there is a greater emphasis on the source comic book text with this adaptation. Daniel Kramer’s approach allows the action to slowly reveal each panel or scene over time and the voiceover integrates seamlessly with the unfolding visual narrative. There is less emphasis on character motion and more emphasis on the tone and mood of the story’s sexual drive.

As a reader of comic books, I appreciate the inclusion of the multi-panel scenes within a motion comic. It strikes a balance between the lexicon of comic book language and the time-based medium it’s using to convey motion.

Billy Dogma in “Sex Planet” from Daniel J. Kramer on Vimeo.