Behind Closed Doors

Enjoy today’s strip, released early because I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

And, of course, I’m just chomping at the bit to hear your thoughts on today’s big reveal. :)


These beautiful and intelligent people wrote

  • Michael KinyonReply
    August 26, 2010 at 6:24 am

    What makes this really work is the composition. You did a terrific job with it, K. The bride’s dress cannot be white, because otherwise the reveal would have been in panel 2. For the same reason, the bouquet has to be covered by the door in panel 2. Similarly, the veil is not a full one, so the unprepared (like me) might just think it’s an odd hat at first.

    Panel 3 is a very nice long perspective shot, and shows the difficulty of working with constrained panel sizes. You managed to pack it all in without losing anything.

    Most revealing, to me, are Gus’ hands in panel 3. They are down by his sides instead of reaching for the bride. Perhaps I am reading too much into it.

    Good job, K!

  • JackBReply
    August 26, 2010 at 6:46 am

    OK, I guess I’m dense. I didn’t have a clue there was a wedding going on until the comment above. Too subtle for me, I guess.

  • L.Z.Reply
    August 26, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    I was having a hard time understanding it as well at first. If that first comment wouldn’t have been there I’d still be lost. :) Still an awesome story line nonetheless.

  • KrishnaReply
    August 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    nobody saw the ring? :)

    • JackBReply
      August 27, 2010 at 5:40 am

      Like Darky P, I thought it was another camera flash until the first commenter caused me to look again.

  • Darky PReply
    August 26, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    My subconscious said the ring was just another camera flash.

    I kinda disagree with the first commenter though. A white dress wouldn’t have given it away, particularly because it’s not a ‘traditional’ dress.

    Interesting story-line though! Hope he doesn’t lose it all to this floozy! :D

  • Kevin RubinReply
    August 27, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I didn’t get that it was a wedding, either, until I read the comments. I just thought it was some kind of press conference for his getting the money.

    Is the bride blowing a bubble gum bubble in the second panel? At her wedding?

Tell me what you think!