''Sin City'' creator has plenty of artistic trademarks, including noir narration, grit, violence, and...she-ninjas?
The second thing to remember about Frank Miller is that much of his finest work as an artist stands at the nexus point between sequential-art classicism and the hip splash-page hyperbolism of the post-'90s comic-book period. Miller's incredible run on Daredevil mixed together the snazzy proto-Pop Art panel layouts of Will Eisner with a more muscular Manga-influenced style. Although some of Miller's work in Dark Knight Returns and Sin City is composed of gigantic T-shirt-ready images, he's always been intrigued in pushing the limits of the classic grid-pattern layout. He specifically designed 300 as a rectangular graphic novel, a visual style that's both modern-day cinematic and a throwback to the gigantic comic-strip panels of the Flash Gordon era. The Dark Knight Strikes Again takes the grid to an absurd extreme, imagining the future as a split-screened infotopia.
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