Friday, January 25, 2013

Enemy Ace - Gentlemen of the Skies - J.D. Coughlan


Panel 1: Wide shot. A snowy landscape. Hans von Hammer has just crashed his plane, seen smoking in the background. Von Hammer is some distance from it, leaving a trail of footprints in the snow.

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Panel 2: Close-up of von Hammer. He has spotted something in the distance and is squinting at it.

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Panel 3: Over von Hammer's shoulder. In the distance, easily spotted against the snow, is a figure walking towards him. Nothing can be made out about him yet. Behind the figure, some way away, is another downed plane.

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Panel 4: Same, but they have both gotten closer to each other. It can now be seen that the figure is a British pilot.

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Panel 5: Side view of both men, now about arm's length apart. Their body language indicates they have both halted. They stare at each other.

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Panel 6: Wide shot. Both men have gone their seperate ways, passing by each other, their footprints crossing at that one point.

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4 comments:

  1. I nipped out for a bite to eat and came home to see this had posted, and I was like, "What the--? How long was I out!?"

    I must have put in the wrong time or something. Consider it compensation for those late scripts last month, heh.

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  2. I liked this one. Full of mood, tension and atmosphere.

    It also made me think of one of my favourite comics of all time 'Snow' by Russian artist Askold Akishin.

    http://dan-hill.org/post/20514799595/this-is-from-snow-1989-which-is-one-of-my

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  3. What a visually stunning page you have crafter here man. Vast snowy landscapes in combo with burning wreckage makes for some truly powerful panels, the fact you keep things silent only adds to this.

    That final beat of the men just crossing paths is pure gold.

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  4. Wicked. Love the wordless page. The visuals say more than enough.

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