Tuesday, October 10, 2006
Here are layout, rough and final pages from Part 2. In the actual book (bottom page) Rose is threatening the Union officer with her sword, but it wasn't always that way. Having found the gun in the beginning of part 2, I was anxious for Rose to use it in a threatening manner in order to begin the rift that would eventually happen between her and Isabel.
After I drew the confrontation that comes later in the book where Rose threatens Izzy with the gun, I felt that the scene would lose its power if Rose had done the same thing previously, so the scene below was changed to the sword.
Changes from a visual standpoint occur between the layout and rough. Panel 2 was changed to a lower angle to increase drama. Panel 4 was a closer shot to increase tension. Panel 5 was drawn from a lower angle and also split in half by the tentpole to show the division between Rose and the authority figure. Her sword crosses that line, into what would later be deemed unacceptable behavior by Isabel.