#27 – “Last Man Stumbling”


Key word? Ouch, I imagine! Pretty (un)evenly distributed at that.

Plenty of things happening in a single page, it took some thinking to figure out how to fit it all in a simple progression. I think the impression of an overwhelmingly numerous set of enemies got rather lost between the limited space and variation; probably could’ve chosen a better angle to reveal more cultists.

Sound effects for various actions is one of the things I find the most difficult to come up with – they need to be both varied and consistent, and still pass on some kind of message into your brain where it makes you replace the text with the appropriate sound. This is further complicated by combining it with still visuals to give an impression of motion where there isn’t one.


6 Responses to “#27 – “Last Man Stumbling””

  1. 1 The Silver Fox
    July 3, 2008 at 14:53

    I like the sound effects…

  2. 2 Moo
    July 3, 2008 at 16:10

    She pulled too many mobs! :(

  3. 3 Yerdiss
    July 4, 2008 at 23:08

    Very nice page, quite vibrant. The action is cinematic and it’s easy to imagine how the scene’s working out for Hani and Tee. The overlay of the many smaller closeups is smart. It allows for the illusion that in the bigger picture, more mobs are ‘hiding’ behind those little overlays, adding to the feel of overwhelming odds. Also, the use of the blur effect is intriguing, for it does manage to simulate quick movement; it’s a trick to use scarecely, though, it may use it’s effect when overused. It’s clearly noticable that you are getting more and more skill in the modeling of the main characters. If you compare this action scene to the first one you tried your hand on in this incarnation of the comic (in Intermission: The Next Level), you’ll notice this one actually captures the movement and flow of the combat, instead of taking still snapshots that may be combat, but don’t truly reveal its dynamics. At the same time, despite being an action scene, this page still continues and strengthens the character development of the leading figures. Lastly, the response of the orc leading the mob quite adds to the building of tension, which allows for binding upcoming the pages and adds a sense of speed and urgency to the story developing. A lot of words for a simple message: This page feels like you’ve risen to a next level in the comic. Great work!

  4. July 5, 2008 at 13:57

    КАК узнать ключь?

  5. May 30, 2013 at 07:35

    Thanks for finally writing about >#27 – Last Man Stumbling
    | Beyond the Tree, the Misadventures of Hani and Tiny <Liked it!

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