Comic for Friday, May 17, 2013


Posted May 17, 2013 at 1:00 am
- Nanase casting her first of many spells the day Abraham attacked
- Angel Nanase
- Burnout

It took me a while to figure out how to stage the first panel for this comic, mostly because I originally imagined it from a different angel--er, angle. I wanted imagery that went with what Ellen was saying, but I was trying to sort out the viewing angle from by where they'd been standing (you can see the window they were by in the first panel). I couldn't figure out a view that conveyed the apartment's scale while showing Ellen and Nanase without also showing the angel ornament before panel two.

Then I realized that a) the stairs going up are significant all on their own and b) this is a comic, which means EVERY wall is a potential "fourth wall" that can vanish at my whim to allow the camera angle I want. So I spun the camera around and got an "impossible" view of the room as though there was no wall right next to the Christmas tree BECAUSE I WILLED IT TO BE SO. Huzzah.

At least, I think that having more than one floor to a single apartment is a big deal. It's something I've only seen once, and I was shocked when I saw it. I was helping friends move in (it is, unfortunately, ridiculously easy to convince me to help people move), and we had to stop for a moment just so I could check out the second floor. I don't know why I was so impressed by it, but I just about thought it was the coolest thing ever.

I sort of miss going up there, to be perfectly honest. They hadn't even done anything particularly interesting with that extra space; I just liked it up there for some reason.