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A Novel Use of Animated GIFs

Animated GIF by Stephen Vuillemin

French animator Stephen Vuillemin created this on-line comic composed entirely of animated GIFs. The storyline is a tad on the crude side, but Stephen does classier work, too.

(via Spencer Ockwell’s Twitter)

  • MS Paint Adventures (particularly the current Homestuck storyline) has been using animated gifs extensively as a storytelling tool for more than two years now. The most recent arc has been telling parallel narratives in both the strip itself and the site’s banner. Just in case you’re looking for something a bit more innovative, and generally lower in potty humour.

  • Beautiful!

  • Andres

    This is so cool. Thinking outside the box!

  • NC

    This could very well be the future of webcomics. Just give it about a year.

    • Given that animated gifs have been appearing in webcomics for several years now, I don’t expect this will spark a revolution.

      • NC

        I didn’t mean specifically gifs but if you follow what’s going on in the web design world there’s some really interesting things coming up.

  • we are living through a gif renaissance

  • Professor Widebottom

    So obvious an approach, you have to wonder why I didn’t think of it.

  • this is so creepy and i love it. that last panel is excellent.

  • gabriel

    You’ve seen this one: from Vincent Giard, right?