Created By: Goldfritha on December 24, 2011 Last Edited By: Goldfritha on December 24, 2011

Panoramic Panel

A large panel shows a large area.

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Some actions take up a large amount of space. The only effective way to show them is in a large panel -- to show all the detail, but also to create some impression of the scale. This will often fill up an entire page of a Comic Book, or an entire Sunday strip for a Newspaper Comic, and all of a usual Web Comic space.

Also used to establish the scene before closing in the action.

Not to be confused with a Dramatically Large Panel (still in YKTTW) where the action is depicted in a larger scale than usual, though if the action results in effects over a large area there may be some overlap.


Newspaper Comics
  • Mutts frequently uses all of the Sunday strip to depict a woodland scene.

Web Comics
Community Feedback Replies: 1
  • December 24, 2011
    This seems to be Splash Panel:
    The specific purpose of a splash panel is to add dramatic weight to a scene, be it a shocking reveal, a character's entrance, an establishing shot of scenery or a building, a dramatic fight scene or something else entirely.