Last year, Jamie S. Rich and I developed a series of blog posts to accompany A Boy & A Girl (Oni Press was planning to release it chapter-by-chapter online before the release of the GN). The posts weren’t used in the end, but I’d like to release this blog post (meant to follow chapter 2) and possibly one other because they discuss staging for comics. Specifically, how to handle a scene where the 180 degree rule and characters’ order of dialogue conflict. Note: I know a lot of comic artists who feel that the 180 degree rule is more important in film than comics, and don’t let it dictate how they stage their comics. I think it’s a useful guideline and don’t break it unless I can’t avoid doing so.
Cool facts Toronto is more uncomfortable and gross in the summer than LA, it’s just that LA’s summer lasts longer. LA is just hot, Toronto’s the same temperature but also muggy and humid and sticky with mold growing anywhere that doesn’t have stellar ventilation.
Yeah and winters alternate between “Why did I even buy a winter coat?” And “When did I move to the Antarctic? ” usually with no in-between period.
I’m excited for Toronto winters. In Ottawa it’s +30 in the summer, and -40 in the winter with crazy wind.
…I hate to break it to you but we get -40 winters here too. The difference is, no one thinks we do so we’re completely unprepared and half the city collapses into anarchy whenever the thermostat goes below -30