Anyone remember the Beethoven episode on Monty Python? “I don’t know why you sit at that piano all day!!!!”
These pages are awesome. Now I really have to check out Tom’s work. Thanks, Reynard.
One thing, though, I can’t help it, it’s my analytical side. (And, please, nobody pretend they don’t share this affliction.) Only one instance: I can’t help but want to delete two of the frames in Ben Johnson’s depiction: the one where the key pops in his head, and the one where he thinks, “Damn! Locked out” . . . I might even consider going so far as to also eliminate him thinking “Clunk” (although I can see some value in that) and maybe even “What an idiot” although taking that out removes a human aspect. Anyhow, think about it: The door closes with the “clunk”. The guy checks his pocket. He looks back. The reader understands everything.
I like economy wherever necessary.
But… everything else, and all the other pages are spotless, beautiful.
I also agree with M. Kitchell: the technical execution is quite good.
Some of these frames are just priceless. Emily thinking, “Peace at last,” then staring out the window. Priceless.
…Notwithstanding that there’s some argument over whether or not Emily Dickenson really was a shut-in. I’ve heard from other people who’ve studied her that she truly did have her social circles and was not at all socially inactive.
EDIT: On Dylan Thomas’ page: I really wish I had a girlfriend who’d lock me into a room for 8-10 hours with no internet access and no computer games (though it’d be a challenge to try to block my non-DRM games from access (like Eschalon and Spiderweb’s games… and anything d/l from GOG (although those are restricted to my PC, which can be easily taken away from me).)… since even I don’t know how to do that. Maybe I can find a girl, someday, who’s a computer wizard.