Comic for Thursday, Jun 2, 2011


Posted June 2, 2011 at 1:00 am
- Semi-Autonomous fairy
- He is lonely

I'm not sure if Dex's look in panel five of this comic rivals "KITTY!" or not. Perhaps it could be considered a subdued variation? Either way, Dex with puppy dog eyes weirds me out.

I want to say something meaningful about Dex's fairy, but whatever I could possibly say would be elaborate variations of "I think she's cute and awesome", so let's move on.

Fair warning, however! The remainder of the commentary is pretty much ranting about technical staging stuff.


I'm kind of annoyed that Greg isn't even seen in this comic and that only part of one of his arms is in the previous one, but then Grace wasn't even seen in another comic during this scene, too. Part of it is that it's simply difficult to show everyone when they're arranged as they are without zooming way the heck out, and another is that Greg is, once again, HUGE. He's 13 inches taller than the tallest main character (Justin), so even on his knees or sitting, showing both him and another character in one panel gets tricky. His size practically demands giving him his own panels.

So, basically, Greg's off-panel because he's not the immediate focus and I had trouble staging this in such a way so he'd get to be seen. On the plus side, I don't consider it too much of a spoiler to say that the tiny bit of his arm in the previous comic will NOT be the last we see of him before this storyline is over.

Take THAT, 180 degree rule!

Generally speaking, it would have been better to stage panels five and six so that Dex and Noah were at reverse angles (basically, imagine panel five or six flipped horizontally). Given their seating arrangement and what I wanted to show, however, that just wasn't going to happen.

Ah well. At least I know what rule I'm breaking and why. Those sort of guidelines are more, well, guidelines than rules anyway. Still good to adhere to that short of having a good reason not to.