I write comics. I have a veritable feast of short story credits to my name from imprints such as Futurequake, Digital Webbing, Challenger Comics, Ape Entertainment and Viper Comics. I also have a column, Opening Contract, over at comic book blog The Weekly Crisis.
I can be found on Twitter @dan_hill
"We were a family. How’d it break up and come apart, so that now we’re turned against each other? Each standing in the other’s light. How’d we lose that good that was given us? Let it slip away. Scattered it, careless. What’s keepin’ us from reaching out, touching the glory?"
One of my favourite sequences put to film — chaotic, unsettling, kinetic, haunting, poetic and yes, horrible.
Comics is words and pictures. As Harvey Pekar said, you can do anything with words and pictures. But good comics are about choosing a single moment in time and juxtaposing it against another — I don’t know if that’s why I love photojournalism as much as I do. That too, is all about choosing a moment, or even being there at just the right moment.
Anyway — these are 45 of the most powerful photos from this year. Some are uncomfortable to look at, some capture moments of joy, grief or release. But they’re all worth a look.