Judge Judy Fumetti

By | Wednesday, June 25, 2008 1 comment
Over at Jezebel.com, they jumped on the news that Latarian Milton, who stole and wrecked his grandmother's SUV, will appear on Judge Judy this fall. They couldn't wait for the actual show, so they put together this short fumetti trying to anticipate the tone of proceedings. (Special thanks to the S.O. for pointing this out.)

Personally, I find it interesting/curious that they opted to express their ideas in fumetti, as opposed to something more akin to a movie script or a novel: more typical expressions of fan fiction (which is, after all, what this is). Is it perhaps because the source material is viscerally visual and the author(s) didn't have the technical skills to put together a video compilation? Is it because of the limited footage of Milton that's available? (It's certainly not because of a lack of footage of Judy Sheindlin -- her show's been on the air for over a decade!) I do note, though, that the layout fits a standard 8.5" x 11" page, which then begs the question: was this intended to be printed and shared, or did the creator(s) simply not know the dimensions of a "typical" comic book?
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Richard said...

Unless I'm very much mistaken, this was made with the Comic Life software by plasq, included in a software pack bundled on new Macs. Comic Life defaults to using a standard 8.5 x 11 page...perhaps understandably, because it's intended for home users to make cute comic strips out of their family snapshots and print them on home printers, rather than professional comic creators. It can be adjusted to use different page sizes, and -- as a beta tester of the first version -- I tried to persuade them to include industry-standard page proportions as a standard setting, so that I wouldn't have to redefine my page sizes with each new project. But we weren't their target audience, so most folks may not realize the capacity exists, nor see any reason to use it if they knew about it.