Eddie here! Every time we start a new chapter, I'm learning new things. Last chapter the focus was contrasting the present with a distinct flashback style. We'd done flashbacks in our prelude, but I wasn't that big of a fan of the style I picked at the time (which was well over a year ago). Given the flexibility of web-publishing, Scotto and I have basically decided that if we want to try something new, then screw it, we will. We spend so much time reading comics and figuring out how other creators are tackling storytelling challenges, and we want to use this platform to test out those different forms to continually evolve our story. Ultimately we never want to back ourselves into a corner if a different stylistic choice seems like the right way to tell our story. If we're forced to retcon something, so be it, but personally I think it's cool to see how artistic choices shift.
This chapter is fun because it's in a very small, sterile environment. Largely what's interesting to me is how the characters are responding to one another with changes in facial and body expression, and I've been looking for ways to accentuate that by keeping similar static camera angles that clearly delineate their distance from one another, while also allowing us a closeups on the character's expressions. I was worried it would be kind of boring, but building the layout felt very theatrical to me, so hopefully you enjoy! Really excited to have these three characters in a room together. YES.