Panel 2: Behold, an early example of the wraparound form of what I’ve dubbed the “L-shaped panel,” which is a page-design riff I cribbed from Frank Thorne’s Red Sonja comics. His crowded, dense page layouts—driven by having to tell way too much story in far too few pages—are chock full of interesting approaches well worth emulating. (In fact, I’ve done a Patreon post or two on the topic.)
That horizontally elongated word-balloon shape for Ninjette’s second line of dialogue in the panel kinda bit me in the butt, here, leaving the word “HUH?” alone and isolated in all that empty white space. Elongated balloons like this, in case you hadn’t noticed, often lead to lettering difficulties.
Today’s Patreon Update: As this is a Monday, time for our weekly double dose of life drawings new-ish (2019) and old (2017), along with the high-res Photoshop raw scans for both of ‘em, available to all Patreon tiers.