Caption: IMAGINE IF YOU WILL, A MAN WHOSE DAILY LIFE IS ONE EMBARRASSMENT AFTER ANOTHER. A JOB HE HATES, A FAMILY HE BARELY KNOWS, AND NO TIME BETWEEN THE TWO FOR HIMSELF.
Panel 2: Steven walks outside into the city streets to see the world completely frozen. People stuck in place, cars in midair, water still in mid-ripple, etc.
Caption: BUT STEVEN GREY HAS ALL THE TIME HE MAY EVER NEED.
Panel 3: Steven looks around, with a hint of a smile on his face.
Caption: HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD ALL TO HIMSELF.
The first thing that ran through my mind was what I would do if that happened to me.
Great minimalist piece that says so much in a short space.
Really nice set up.ReplyDelete
I'm just wondering how you show p2 in a single frame - as the same shot unfrozen could be described the same.
I may have misunderstood the panel though, as I don't get why the cars are in mid air. Is everything in the scene other than Steven floating?
I probably meant to write birds or something. Given that panel 3 would be on the same page, the environs being constant and frozen would be clearer.Delete
Yeah, that would do it. One very particular pose in one of the frozen people/animals would sell the idea.Delete
You could also desaturate the rest of the world a bit and have Steven full colour to imply the dissonance - but that would lock you in to that approach for the full issue which might not be ideal.
Perhaps if if the story was that the rest of the world was gearing up to start moving again you could subtly increase the saturation as the plot progressed :)
The only problem with P2 is how you would sell the concept of Steven in motion whilst the world remains static.ReplyDelete
Other than that I really like this page. Minimalist but completely sells the concept. Good stuff.
I must echo the earlier comments. I like the concept and would be interested to see the frozen environs in action on the page.ReplyDelete