Using Speed Echoes or similar in a single image to show quick movement
Needs a Better Name. This also needs a page image (if any trope works best with a visual representation, it's this one). The Flash: Quick enough to run down streets in a single panel!]] A Single Panel Sprint is when a Comic Book artist (this can be used in other sorts of static image, but comics tend to be where they crop up the most often) shows a character moving rapidly by drawing a wide shot of a scene and adding multiple images of a moving person or object to show them travelling across it quickly. Speed Echoes are a popular way to do this (since they also have the advantage of making it clear that it's showing movement and not spontaneous cloning) but perfectly good examples which use solid drawings for every position also exist. This is a very useful technique, as comics inhabit an odd medium (pun unintended) between animation and prose. Unlike the former they can't show actual movement to the viewer, but unlike the later they can't describe it and leave it all up to the reader's imagination either. This means that the artist (and the writer, to a lesser extent) has to take care to make sure that characters (and objects) move naturally between panels. This trope allows a character to be shown moving from A to B without having to either slow things down by showing them moving across multiple panels or not showing it at all (which might work in some cases, but usually ends up being jarring and might be mistaken for a continuity error). A subtrope of Speed Echoes. For other ways of showing movement in static images see Speed Lines.