December 14, 2009 - Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 05
Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 05

Snow Job Ch 02 Pg 05

As I’ve mentioned before, real estate in expensive in a 24-page comic! I guess it’s not so much with a webcomic, since you aren’t tied to a specific page count. But back when I started doing this story, it was going to be released as 24-page print single issues. It then becomes a bit of work trying to figure out how to best divide up those 24 pages between all the beats of the story for any given issue. For obvious reasons, I give action scenes and scenes with a lot of dialogue the most pages, since they need the room for the best pacing and delivery.

Something like this eats up an entire page with nothing really happening, but I really do love this sort of thing every now and then. Sometimes you just want to commit an entire page to a shot that does nothing else but establish mood, setting, or a calm moment before the storm.

Discussion (5)¬

  1. Fatolbaldguy says:

    If you have a how to or making of page I would love to see it. Very much enjoying the story.

  2. chris cox says:

    it’s good to give something room to breathe. it’s annoying in animated films when there’s no grace notes or slow moving calm, just relentless gags or action.

  3. Ed Bonderenka says:

    It looks cinematic. In a good way.

  4. Exxos says:

    I think that it relates forward to the flashback scenes, with a sense of foreboding. Here is Bocce, all alone, watching his friends – his family, walk off into an uncertain situation.

  5. 613 The Evil says:

    Where are Cember’s tracks? He is definitely heavy enough to leave a trail…