Incidental Construction, Continued
Props are any additional item in the cartoon setting (excluding the figures)
used to explain the cartoon or character action. Cartoon figures should never
serve as props. Keep the props simple. Props help tell a story but, too many
props make a cartoon hard to read. Too many props confuse the viewer and
subordinate the figure. In rare compositions, elaborate props may be the
center of interest.
Figure 4-36 shows how props can confuse communication.
Figure 4-36.Props can confuse the viewer.