JIGSAW WORLD SCENE SIX A (PAGES 16 through 21)
As you can see on pages 16 through 21, it's a new world for sure. Just a few steps into the jungle and Dan and Titan encounter Dinosaur men. Yup. If you don't get the excitement of Dino-Men then you smothered your inner child to death years ago and there is no hope for you.
Matt gifted me with the original art for page 17, the beautiful single panel page with the fantastic reveal of the Dino-Men hunting party. Again there is not much to say because of the nature of the action sequences. Matt nails the action sequence and after pages of people arguing; he was probably dying to do it. He makes pages 18-20 look effortless and they move like a freight train. I particularly loved panels 4-6 on page 19 and the 2nd and 3rd panels of page 20.
I hated scripting the action because there is no dialogue or text to move it along. You have to be careful in the descriptions because, if you screw it up, you have wasted the artist's time and effort. It was a long wait for action on chapter one but I feel like we deliver in spades when we get there. Other than action, my main goal was to give Dan one win but then put him in a position where he needs to be rescued so we could introduce another regular character in grand fashion. I also wanted to give Titan some heroic daring do as well. Page 21 introduces the new character, dressed ominously in armor (at first I hope people thought it might even be a robot), but really it just sets up the big twist reveal on the final page...