I’ve probably said it before, but pacing doesn’t get enough attention as one of the big keys to comic-making. Bad pacing can ruin a comic and make it unintelligible. Marc had a great idea with this strip and added the beat in the second panel to what was originally scripted as a three panel strip. It makes a difference. It’s sort of indefinable, but the sense of space and time and even distance is more noticeable with the addition of just that one panel. It makes me happy when stuff like happens–and very glad I have a partner in Marc.

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