April 25, 2011 - Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 12
Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 12

Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 12

Fight! Fight! Fight!

Oh, and Baso dies.

With laser blasts, I’m not sure it’s clear when characters are just injured or dead. In this case, he’s dead, which is why I included  the tiny “bracket” word balloon as he goes down, to kinda signify a last breath. I did a similar thing with Goshen’s last words. Who knows though, I may end up using the same convention when a character just passes out. In these cases, it would be awesome to steal the “skull balloons” from Usagi Yojimbo whenever a character actually dies. It actually wouldn’t fit the tone and style of Runners, but I have to say it’s a pretty awesome graphic telltale that Stan Sakai came up with for his Usagi series.

Discussion (4)¬

  1. Feroz Nazir says:

    Awesome two pages! Nice poses and facial expressions.

    I just hope that flame doesn’t hit those Crush filled yaks…

  2. Sean Wang says:

    I think the yak are safe. Baso is aiming for a big pile of marshmallows off to the side. His dying gift will be s’mores for everyone.

  3. Poor Wandering One says:

    Well death is a much more important theme in Usagi than in Runners. So it makes sense that Mr. Saki created a specific lampshade for it.

  4. Gabriel says:

    The death skulls in Usagi are awesome!