Can You Sum Up a Film In Two Drawings? That’s What Lewis Trondheim & Jason Have Been Doing for Weeks
French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim and Norwegian cartoonist Jason are not only established storytellers within their medium, they are also movie lovers, or so it seems since the two men have started a weekly exercise in storytelling named “2 cases, 1 film” where they each try to sum up a film within two squares, and without revealing the film’s name.
The results vary from hilarious to poetic.
The two artists have been playing this on-going and entertaining creative game for thirteen weeks now.
Below is a small selection; I have tried to privileged the drawing that were without dialogs, with a few exceptions. I’ll put the name of the films in the comment section, just to let you the pleasure of discovering them by yourself.
‘Two Squares, One Film’ by Lewis Trondheim and Jason
(The selection alternates between Jason and Trondheim, in that order.)
I love that each film is recognizable, and each strip although different in framing and content, manages to tell the same story. It’s also interesting to see that a similar feeling prevails clearly for each film. (I’m going to assume that Trondheim and Jason pick the same film, but don’t discuss their reaction towards it. I might be wrong though, that’s pure speculation.)
If you are not familiar with their work, I recommend you to check it.
They both have impressive bibliographies, and Lewis Trondheim is a self-taught cartoonist that, at age 28, made a splash in the French Publishing World with Les Formidables Aventures de Lapinot: les Carottes de Patagonie, a 500 pages saga that has influenced countless storytellers worldwide, from Craig Thompson from yours truly.
– Lewis Trondheim’s Wikipedia (in English)
– Jason’s Wikipedia (in English)
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