Volume 5 Page 190
Posted June 11, 2019 at 12:01 am

Panels 2 & 4: Really, Spooky should be facing away from the camera and towards the glowing “d10” in the background, but this is another example of the “profile cheat” visual riff I often use to work a facial expression into shots like this. As I’ve often sad, my art style is just cartoony enough for the profile cheat to work; with more—ahem—“realistic” artwork, I think it would be quite clear that she’s not really facing in the right direction. In recent years, though, I’ve started to use more “back of the head” shots for images like this, as the exaggerated stylization of the ol’ profile riff occasionally bugs me nowadays.

Panel 3: Mindf**k clearly must be tweaking the F outta her emotional responses to trot out the phrase “flogging the drama llama,” which strikes me nowadays as a tad too whimsical for the context, though Your Mileage May Vary on this point.

-Adam Warren

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