July 9, 2009 - Bad Goods Ch 04 Pg 12
Bad Goods Ch 04 Pg 12

Bad Goods Ch 04 Pg 12

I like panel 1 because you don’t often see people on the hull of their ships, so I think it’s kinda cool in that it gives a sense of scale to the ship that you don’t often get from other shots. In reality, they should actually be a little smaller though.

My intention is not to make Sky a weak female that’s constantly in need of saving. Ugh, I hate that. In this case, it made sense in that (a) she’s not used to being in dangerous situations like this, so it’s conceivable she’d be a bit overwhelmed, and (b) just by luck of the draw, she ends up landing close to the edge of the ship, so when it rocks to the side, she’s going to be the one to go over.

In my head, Bocce is actually a major man of action, despite also being the conscience (and newbie) of the group. I don’t feel like I really conveyed that too much in this first story arc, other than him engaging Grissom in the stand-off back at the Cove. So I like that this scene shows him more the way I envisioned him: he doesn’t have to think about what to do when Sky falls off the ship. He just springs into action and gets the job done.

More of that in the next story arc…

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Thracecius says:

    I don’t think you have anything to worry about on either counts, the frames speak for themselves. Speaking for myself, I find Bocce to be a very endearing character who is just good at evaluating and acting without overthinking the situation. I guess that would be a step up from “impulsive”?

    • Sean Wang says:

      That about sums it up! He’s not impulsive to the point of recklessness. But he has a natural instinct and ability that makes it easy for him to leap into action and get the job done.

      • BigShadow says:

        if he wanted the job done why didn’t he extend his energy to grab her and bring her back?

        • Sean Wang says:

          Ha! Yeah, I guess panel 2 makes it look like there was more time to react than I actually planned for the scene. In my head, Sky goes over very quickly and without having time to think, Bocce just jumps after her, so he would at least be in range when using his arm.

          • Pendrake says:

            honestly… I’m liking Bocce more and more as i keep reading. despite their job, he’s honestly straight up a genuinely decent guy… with a bit of a hero complex, but that just adds to his charm.

  2. Sean Wang says:

    Glad people are liking Bocce! I worried that with some of the other stronger personalities, he might be getting lost. Sky too. But as the series goes on, I think they have some of the most interesting storylines. I’m having fun finally getting into Bocce’s backstory in Vol 2 and the upcoming Vol 3.