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Offline Peregrine_Falcon

Favorite two-page spreads
« on: December 18, 2007, 10:47:36 PM »
Kentarou Miura does some fantastic artwork and his artistic talent really shines in his two page spreads.



This one is the most memorable for me. It's creative. I never thought an artist could capture a man's shock so great that it hides him from overwhelming guilt so well in a single, textless drawing.

What are your favorite two page spreads?
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2007, 10:49:44 PM »
Don't ask me to choose.... I WON'T DO IT!
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2007, 11:23:18 PM »
This is my favorite.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2007, 11:33:25 PM »
Ya did a bad thing Goto...


Jesus Christ, you bastard

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...that page hurts me
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2007, 11:40:04 PM »
This is a really hard choice, there's so much to pick from.

Scanlations...

Offline Peregrine_Falcon

Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2007, 01:02:02 AM »
The nice thing about two page spreads is that the artist has more control of the message, not some nerd who thinks Guts should say "Pretty please with sugar on top".

Anyway, I think it's fine to use scanlations to find the images if you buy official Berserk volumes and disregard the groovy dialogue.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2007, 05:45:57 AM »
Anyway, I think it's fine to use scanlations to find the images if you buy official Berserk volumes and disregard the groovy dialogue.

No. The least you can do in that case is to remove the text. And then again I also recommend to remove it if you're using scans in Japanese. The purpose is to illustrate a post, not just to post scans.

Anyway, I'll have to think about what's my favorite, but honestly I like so many of them that I don't think I can choose.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2007, 07:09:12 AM »
I don't have it but I like the one where the we see the Kushan army invading midland right after the king dies. Its so epic and massive. MAybe someone will be kind enough and post that one for me. I don't have the books with me but I believe its 17 or 18.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2007, 11:43:45 AM »
you mean this one?





i can't choose a favorite...  there are too much superb 2-page-spreads in berserk.
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2007, 08:03:18 PM »
10-4, thanks. It's not my favorite theres so many, but it's deff a cool spread. I like it mostly because of where it is.  Theres really no hint as to any Kushan army invading Midland prior to this, I don't think. The king dies in a very delirious dreamlike state and then you turn the page and you see that massive army marching in. I know it caught my attention the first time. I thought, "o wow the haradrim from the LOTR are invading midland now." Miura was definitely "inspired" by LOTR! :guts:
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2007, 10:04:26 PM »
Im not sure about FAVORITE, but this picture was posted across the internet in every Berserk fansite soon after it was published, back in the day. So, I figure people like it.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 10:38:16 PM »
I kept thins one as a desktop for quite a while:
                                                                                               

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2007, 01:17:15 AM »
I can't recall ever seeing a two-page spread in Berserk and not saying "Wow. . . ." to myself, sometimes even out-loud.
I've always been partial to this one; it's the epic scale, subversive theme and context of the subject matter that I like.

The cold season drifts over the land.
They all huddle in the brown corners.
Some would settle for less.
The castles were all empty, asleep
Long awaiting their King.
Beckoning round the bend.
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Offline Peregrine_Falcon

Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2007, 02:02:01 PM »


Who can forget this classic?

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #14 on: December 22, 2007, 07:17:53 PM »
Much like CnC there is absolutely no way in which I could possibly choose a favorite. They're all awesome. However, for the sake of the thread, here are a few that are not too likely to be posted by someone else:


Everyone's favorite! Trolls!


First person view, pretty unique. And with trolls!


More troll awesomeness. Man, these trolls are just too cool!


Ganishka ain't fucking around.


How long since she had last smiled?

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2007, 06:12:55 PM »

Shot at 2007-12-24
sorry I couldn't do it justice by making it bigger.

I like this one because it captures some of Berserk's core themes. If I saw this picture on someones wall without any any knowledge of berserk I would immediately become interested and want to know the whole backstory behind the art....  On second thought, that can be said for all the spreads.  I guess I just really like it.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2007, 06:33:47 PM »
http://img91.imageshack.us/img91/5234/berserkv31082sv8.jpg
Shot at 2007-12-24
sorry I couldn't do it justice by making it bigger.

It's a great image, but it's not really a 2-page spread, hehe. :beast:

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2008, 10:09:39 PM »


I've always loved this two-page spread. The style reminds me of Zdzislaw Beksinski's art. I honestly cannot imagine the effort and time Kentaro Miura puts into his two-page spreads.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2008, 11:02:46 PM »
^
Similar art by Beskinski
http://hometown.aol.com/awriterslife/images/beksinski.jpg
http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_1974.jpg



This is just one of my favorites:

Edit: sorry for the shitty quality, I had to use less then respectable means to attain that image.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2008, 12:08:03 AM »

This is just one of my favorites:

Edit: sorry for the shitty quality, I had to use less then respectable means to attain that image.

I second that, what a beautiful spread that is. Very emotional, it is without a doubt my favorite.

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #20 on: January 19, 2008, 04:01:51 AM »
I second that, what a beautiful spread that is. Very emotional, it is without a doubt my favorite.

I attempted to color that panel when it was first released way back when.  As I recall I never really got anywhere with it.  Maybe someday I'll give it another go :/
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #22 on: January 19, 2008, 05:27:31 AM »
I attempted to color that panel when it was first released way back when.  As I recall I never really got anywhere with it.  Maybe someday I'll give it another go :/

I am REALLY looking forward to this. Now that this is out in the open, theres no turning back, CnC!! :SK:

Offline Iilysium

Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #23 on: January 19, 2008, 05:29:45 AM »
^
Similar art by Beskinski
http://hometown.aol.com/awriterslife/images/beksinski.jpg
http://www.gnosis.art.pl/iluminatornia/sztuka_o_inspiracji/zdzislaw_beksinski/zdzislaw_beksinski_1974.jpg


Beksinski fan too?

A lot of moments during the eclipse and the tower were very Beksinski-esque. Kentaro's drawings really are beautiful. <3

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Re: Favorite two-page spreads
« Reply #24 on: January 19, 2008, 05:41:28 AM »
My fav?

The whole manga itself, its just one big 2 page spread full of violence, sex and win. And I love every bit of it.
Why in God's name would I wanna keep writing about characters whose central preoccupation are weed and dick and fart jokes? I mean, ya gotta grow man. Don't you ever want anything more for yourself? I know this poor hapless son of a bitch does. I look into his sorry doe eyes and I just, I see a man crying out. He's crying out, "When Lord? When the fuck can your servant ditch this foul-mouthed little chucklehead to whom I am a constant victim of his folly, so much so that it prevents him from ever getting to kiss a girl! Fuck! When, Lord when? WHENS GONNA BE MY TIME?