Comic-Con, like modern theoretical physics, can be observed on two levels:
- the rules of relativity which account for the behavior of large objects (such as galaxies or the Warner Brothers exhibition booth); and
- quantum mechanics which account for tiny objects (such as subatomic particles or the following drawings by Harry Beckhoff).
Beckhoff (1901-1979) was famous for his tiny preliminary sketches that were dense with information.
|Even at this miniature scale, Beckhoff captures gesture, body language and even the style of chairs|
Beckhoff's sketches weren't much bigger than a penny on the floor of the Comic-Con exhibition hall, and received about as much attention, but they are marvelous little jewels. They served as comprehensive blueprints for finished illustrations that were ten times larger.