May 9, 2011 - Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 14
Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 14

Snow Job Ch 05 Pg 14

Mmm…yak bits. So some of the details on this page are a little gross, but I really wanted to convey the yak getting blown to bits, fleshy chunks and all. As always, I went back and forth on whether to include sound effects or not. I thought a really big “Kakooom!” or something would really help sell it, but every iteration I tried laying in just seemed to cover up too much of the artwork. And the sound effect then became the main focal point of the page instead of the actual artwork of the explosion. So in the end, I opted to leave it out.

Discussion (12)¬

  1. Exxos says:

    I think you would not hear the explosion over the sheer multitude of KV Wilhelm screams. 😀

  2. Tiber says:

    I dunno, I think an explosion that takes up the entire page conveys itself just fine. I don’t think it really needs any more selling.

  3. Thomas S says:

    Nice messy explosion. Shame there is no streams of blood everywhere but depicting a wet ‘splosion is never quite as you see explosions when slowed down. (gratuitious example here at timestamp 1:47 or so. )

    re: Special Effects – IMO a >boom< can work if it's at a subtle layer underneath the explosive bits.

    • Exxos says:

      Though Sean could pull a Tremors type of thing and then in the next page have all that gore start raining back down. Explosion and subsequent bloody gore, everybody is happy… except Cember. Cember would go from disgusted to hyper-pissed. XD

  4. Splox5 says:

    I get the feeling that everyone would be deaf before the explosion finished anyway.

  5. mike says:

    Looks like meats back on the menu Boys!

  6. Corsair114 says:

    I find this page to be the perfect mix of dramatic explosions and hilarious yak bits.

    Well done, sir, well done.

  7. Feroz Nazir says:

    Instead of hilarious I’m thinking: ew…
    I’m sure Cember would agree.

    It reminds me of a certain scene from Ghostbusters.

  8. Antonious says:

    Kung Pow Yak. Yum, yum. Somebody pass the Sriracha sauce.

  9. klobb says:

    poor yak…. o.o

  10. midgetninja says:

    @Corsair114 AGREED