About this Episode:
As I was shooting this scene I realized how important it is to not mess with a set too much once you commit to its design. Any changes you make you have to go through all your previous shoots and make sure the change doesn’t affect any visuals in the other shots. Otherwise, you have to redo everything.
See the last panel on the bottom right? That door overhang kind of blocks the zombies banging on the door which I don’t like. However, I liked the way it looks in the other photos so its a bit of give and take.
This scene also illustrates how an author and a reader view something a little differently. In the book its more of a straight line in the alley with the door being on the right that they enter. In my mind I read it is a L shaped alley like you see here. Snell and I started drawing sets on paper emailing them back and forth between each other to get the point across. So as you can see we ended up using how I envisioned it simply because it looked better for the comic, not because my idea was better.
Discussion Question: This one comes from Bo.
A person needs about a gallon a day. It weighs about seven pounds a gallon. The average person probably couldn’t carry more than about twenty pounds of gear, including his boots; so, how’s the zombie apocalypse survivor going to get his water? He could probably drink out of a gutter; but if he gets a bad case of the doubled-over runs he won’t be running very quickly. Children and the elderly are particularly susceptible to diarrhea.