October 12, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 12
Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 12

Snow Job Ch 01 Pg 12

It’s always a fine line to straddle when trying to recap events from a previous story as character dialogue. I wanted to remind readers of some previous key events (like the crew finding Sky and Bocce hurting his leg), but I obviously didn’t want it to SOUND like a recap, which would be pretty unnatural as normal conversation.

Here you can see the dining table/cockpit floor relationship that I mentioned in the previous post. In the layout, I wanted the cockpit to be very quickly accessible from the common area since the crew might need to get from theĀ  “comfort zone” to the “business zone” in a hurry in an emergency. And since the cockpit is the most important area of the ship, it made sense to have it on a slightly raised level to give it more symbolic importance.

Minor detail with the table: I figured all the chairs are fixed on the table base track on the floor, so they can each slide to the left and right along the track.

Discussion (12)¬

  1. justjeff45 says:

    I want this book NOW!!!

  2. Gerren says:

    would you ever go back and re-color the first book?

  3. Sean Wang says:

    This actually comes up quite a bit. I would love to go back and color the first story at some point, but I don’t see it happening anytime in the near future, since (a) I still have a number of the B&W graphic novel to sell through, and MUCH more importantly, (b) I’d much rather put my time and effort into all-new stories. It’s taken WAAYYY too long for this second arc to come out, for various reasons, and knowing the big story I want to tell, I really need to crank on the new stuff!

  4. GleamingTerrier says:

    I love the details that you put into this; these little things like ship layout and the chairs are details that I just eat up. It does strike me as odd, though, that Roka sits at the place where it’s most difficult to get to the cockpit…

  5. Sean Wang says:

    Interesting point. I could say that the extra few seconds it takes to walk around the table isn’t a big deal. Maybe when they aren’t expecting trouble, they sit wherever they want, and Roka only takes the closest seat when they’re on alert. But honestly, it does make sense that Roka would ALWAYS take the chair closest to the ramp, just in case. Assuming I remember, I will probably go with that seating arrangement more from now on. Thanks for pointing that out!

  6. mrh says:

    HE probably ducks through the railing anyways.

  7. Sean Wang says:

    It WOULD be pretty funny if he slid through the opening of the railing every time he wanted to get to the cockpit. After all, that seemed to work for Bo and Luke on “The Dukes of Hazard” whenever they slid into the General Lee through the windows. Somehow, I don’t think Roka would be nearly as graceful though. Although from across the room, Roka could slide across the whole table the way them Duke boys would slide across the car hood. Hmm…..

    • Woden says:

      Seems like Roka would be agile enough (with sufficient motivation, at least) to stand up, step on his chair, on the table, then vault over the railing.

      Action shots of flying food as he does so is just a bonus.

  8. Jason Wong says:

    Your inking has a more cartoon feel this series.

  9. Sean Wang says:

    I think I skew a little more cartoony with my art overall every year. I just like a good cartoony look since I generally find it much more interesting than realistic. I didn’t think there was a big difference between Vol 1 and 2, but then I haven’t really compared them that closely. I have been trying to simplify here and there as well to make things go faster, but that never really works since I just add more detail elsewhere!