For this entire scene, in the script, I had all the dialogue written out but no actions spelled out, so in the penciling stage, I had a hard time thinking of what I could do to make the scene a little more interesting than just two talking heads. I came up with Bocce grabbing some rope and his “wranglin’ stick” to go after the animals, with Pahjan then taking them from him.

I like that the props gave them a little something active to do during the scene, with the bonus that the actual physical transfer of items in the previous page helped to visually sell the idea of Pahjan taking the task on himself, instead of them just talking about who should go.

Also, on this page and the next, there are some panels of Bocce lightly playing with the dog while he’s talking. Again the minor activity in the scene helps break up what would otherwise just be two talking heads.