Sunday 18 October 2020

Popping Out

 'Alo 'alo!  Here we are again but another week later!  Wow, and I'm actually posting this according to my plan - each Sunday! OK, enough of that.  Here it is...

Page 11

There's a few things I like on this page, particularly how the plane in the 1st panel is crossing the panel border. For some reason this really appeals to me - perhaps because to me, it pops the images out of the constrictions of the comic book medium, and the drawings suddenly look more 3d. Also, the panels are not so regular in shape here, to help suggest things are really messed up.

I like how the action from the first panel to the second flows downward and for the right-most jet, to the right, and  the pilot ejecting away from the falling jet repeats the falling jet's arc. 

Ah, and the rocks! Drawn nicely in the 2nd panel, both the near ones that the jet crashes into and particularly the screen right ones... for some reason it makes me think of some Star Trek (original series) backgrounds and styrofoam boulders, but that's getting us off track which might "pop" us out of this story!


  1. I KNEW they were going to crash!

    Yep, the panels work well in all the ways you mentioned and the rocks DO look Star Trek-ish!

    The only thing? I kinda think you could get a more dynamic ejection shot. Something maybe a bit more perspective-y and powerful. You know, like the ejection in Hie Hard 2?

    On the other hand, maybe somebody else will be ejecting in the very next panel ... maybe? Then you can put all the dynamism into that one! And maybe a good closeup of one of our heroes, eyes crammed shut and teeth gnashing!

    Illustrated Ghost

  2. Hey IG.

    I did think about a Die Hard 2 ejection, but thought A) We've seen that before... too much? and B) not sure I can draw that!!!

    In my defence, it works with the trajectories / arcs that were started by the falling jet so...

    Am I off the hook?

  3. You're right that the Die Hard shot has been done and re-done a million times (though I'm SURE you could draw it!).

    Keep on 'a' goin'!

    Illustrated Ghost


Thanks for your input!