read the Issue #5 script for The Dreamer
he said that it really, really, really needed a big "hero shot" splash page. I had no idea where to put it. I read through the script over and over again and didn't know at what point in the action would such a moment enhance the drama to the appropriate level. Mike insisted it shouldn't be Alan killing someone, since, well, killing is 'bad' and he didn't want me to glorify it. So... I got grumpy because I didn't know what moment would be worthy of such attention and made him sit down with me and go through the script together. We put stars in the script at possible moments that would work, but in the end, we decided to put it here.
It kicks off all the action that's about to happen, so it makes it feel like a big, dramatic moment: how are our heros going to get out of this scrape?
I re-read through Ultimates 2 and was astounded to find that Brian Hitch uses 3-4 splash pages (single page) in every issue. That floored me. I always knew that the story felt epic, but didn't realize that was one of the reasons why. I have a hard time with this making webcomics, because I don't want a reader to feel 'cheated' by a single panel image. I feel like a lot of webcomics abuse this. But now that The Dreamer is a print comic, I dunno... I guess I'll have to think about this more.
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