sooo, the idea of this strip was really “we didn’t escape unharmed.” because their little rat-thing prisoner is dead as shit.
thus, he pulls his hand out. pop. he lifts the rat’s mangled corpse out. slurp. they amble off outta that one-horse town.
this strip, and the last strip, feel kinda mis-paced. I feel like there was a good action flow going, and then it stopped dead, and we returned to boring-guys land. hmm. not sure if this is just in my mind (including the idea that it was EVER exciting), or if I could really be doing something differently.
… it occurs to me I really should be using onomatopoeia in these “two dudes” story lines. hmm. debating whether I should go back and add this into each strip. or just start adding it from now on. orrrrr maybe let it go. hmm. (i’m thinking of V for Vendetta’s postscript, where alan moore mentions that they strove to avoid sound effects and thought bubbles. I feel like i’d be failing as an artist if I indulged such things. … which makes me want to do it. out of childish anger). hmm.