|Ephemeral landscapes: of the page, past and future . . .
"Pre"history -- Töpffer
These are rather extreme examples of Rodolphe Töpffer's experiments in aggressive framing and pacing of action, yet they are clearly comprehensible to us. M. Pencil (1840) gives us a sense of the frantic, rapidly shifting scene and action, and uses abstract "lines of force" to create wind on the page.
M. Pencil, orig. 1831
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