Brilliant motion comic tells the story of a man hired to kill Death—without animation

How do you turn comic book panels into a movie without animation? Edson Oda's ingenious short film Malaria uses comic panels on individual sheets of paper, placing and moving and manipulating them in a way that manages to be far more cinematic than motion comics ever are. It enhances the tension of this quiet Western fantasy of a man hired to kill Death himself, until all erupts in an intriguing spin on comic book symbols of violence.

[via Bleeding Cool]

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Nice way to pace out a graphic novel format story that would probably take a few minutes to read. That's the big downfall of the medium (and also the hidden beauty of it) — it takes a lot of work to produce what could be consumed a few minutes of voracious reading.