One of the story telling tools that seem to be lost with digital comics, especially on tablet readers, is the two page spread. Page and panel design is very important to the overall ebb and flow of a story and the spread can be utilized to great effect. It can open up the story to a big scene or even slow down the pace just a bit as the reader takes in all that is happening. Unfortunately with the design of tablets an artist can’t utilize the two page spread. They can change the composition to landscape which makes the reader rotate the tablet but it’s not the same impact as turning that page to a spread. Even the two page spread I have posted above I had to make smaller just to fit it with in my designated website dimensions.

There are many exciting possibilities ahead for comics that are built specifically for tablet readers but the two-page spread will soon be utilized less and less.