Monday, April 21, 2014

Night Lights

A couple of my friends thought it would be a fun challenge to create a quick single-page comic. I realized this was the perfect time to finally make a piece about this odd, spooky childhood experience that I'd never forgotten.  You see a lot of weird stuff in the woods in WA.

Designing for one page is tough, because there is a lot to convey, and very little room to do it. I'd cluttered up the whole panel with lots of exposition and explanations, but it wasn't adding anything. I realized that there was not point explaining the encounter when the whole crux of the story was how unsettling the unexplained can be, so I cut out nearly all the text. Now it's pretty lean, and leaves things very uncertain, but I think that better serves the mood I was going for.

If you are the kind of person who likes ruining mystery, or just a science geek, this is what I think we saw.

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