Page 3: issues 9 (Marooned) and Halloween Special (Cluster One)

shastab24 on Sept. 6, 2012

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Top page: More fun with panels!  Not that it really works, but I tried to indicate the fact that they're shouting down and up to each other by a stair-shaped border.  At least I tried.
But I'm starting to get into this thing now, so that's good.  And I keep trying new things, like drawing the flippant gesture with his hand as he gives up on washing his hands.  I don't draw backs of hands much, or at least with much detain, so I tried drawing the tendons, to try for a little more detail.
 
Bottom page: Finally in this comic I get into my universe designation system.  Under my system, the main Marvel universe is MC Earth-616 while the main DC universe is DCNF Earth-One (unless it's supposed to be “New Earth”, or something like that)–the NF after DC stands for “New 52”.  I know it makes the top half of the page really talky, but I wanted to get the information across.  And I figure Eiderdown is one who could use some explanations.
The bottom half was interesting, because I didn't know how I was going to pull it off.  Originally, they were going to be inside and Sparkle opens the door to see Tyrion, but that wouldn't make it obvious to the reader what is going on.  Instead it's like this.  I'd always wanted that bit with Fractal pushing Eiderdown with the latter remarking about the hands that constantly are shifting in size, but I nearly didn't do it.  Fitting the dialogue in can be difficult, and I wasn't going to make the mistake again of using my smaller font size, since people complained about readability.  But I like the last panel, even if I did obviously forget to draw some of Sparkle's hair (but I colored it–you can still easily see the lack of any black around it, though).  It's a simple gag, but effective–to me, at least.