Issue 2, Page 2

Considering the absurd amount of time since the last proper page for Branch, saying I fell of the proverbial horse doesn’t quite cut it at this point. Saying I fell off, got kicked in the nether regions, trampled and then ran over by the cart would be somewhat closer to the truth…

I’m not going to give any excuses though since besides being predictable (employment, misery, motivation etc) I’ve spent too much time apologising for failings on this blog and not enough time actually doing something about it. In other words, instead of wasting time with long-winded sorry’s and shallow promises I’ll just get back to the my desk and push ahead without a fuss.

Unfortunately I really can’t make any promises on when Branch’s next release will be either as I’ve gotten caught up in a few other comic related things which will likely require a lot of my time during the next few weeks. I realise it’s a bit cheeky going off the radar again after a such a long hiatus but my hands are tied on this one – on the positive side I should at least have something to show for it afterwards and justify my inactivity this time around.

Anyhow, with this page I was trying some new stuff with my compositions and layout. Not all of it worked as planned but the use of dutch angles – an idea I skimmed from Marvel’s guide – seems to give a greater sense of rising excitement and visual variety. My angles have all been relatively flat and level thus far so a bit of experimentation in that department should hopefully result in stronger hike in tension and atmosphere.

In other words: Jaunty angle = EXCITEMENT

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