Havoc 17 / ( 27 )
So. I cut the next page. It was another montage of Gabriel gearing the gang up with really heavy duty stuff and then needing to fill the new machines up with gas. That s why i have a stupid line here at the end with Gabriel saying they need more fuel - so there is a reason to move the setting to a gas station next. Earlier in this chapter i already had 2 raids planned - first time gearing up and hitting the street and then raiding the Hermanos Place. With a lot more time I could power through that and draw those scenes of destruction, but sadly i am working on a strict time limit with this chapter. This is an excuse i am embarassed about. But i weighed my options: Putting that extra time in this chapter is not worth it for the payoff and I need a lot longer for those scenes than they should take. That in turn IS a reason to do them, because they would definitely help me improve on that side - one of the reasons i am doing this comic. I splurged that time on other pages like the introduction in the junkyard and the school of athens. The next chapter is a very calm but hopefully intense one - a Lady chapter. And i want to go all in on a super elaborate setting.
but i am missing out on one key aspect that i am not yet sure if i might still add it in digitally: I honestly FORGOT to show at least one panel on how everything looks through gabriels eyes. I just now had the epiphany to show the pile of corpses 2 pages previously with flashes of what gabriel saw there. mh... i think it would be a bit confusing, since there is no setup to show that place and the carnage in progress. I really have to put more of gabriel vision into this.
The gangs increasing violence is commented by hear with monster terminology, so it should be visible to the viewer. mh.... ok, mental note taken. the next pages are already done, but i still can digitally alter them.