Friday, February 12, 2016

Think of a City - In-Flight Meal

I'm always intrigued to see what point in a moment a Think of a City entry captures.  I haven't been tracking them empirically, but like in Natacha Bustos' beautiful 042, I'm getting the impression that there are a lot of before and after moments being depicted.  That is to say, we often get glimpses into the lead-up to or fallout from something big, as you see here with this angelic figure crouching in the rubble of a structure that appears to have just been destroyed.

I haven't gotten much in the way of critical analysis of this observation yet, but I'll let you know when it comes.

1 - On a set of human-sized wings attached to backpack-like straps.  Sitting on a pedestal of sorts, the wings are outstretched, like a diving bird.  Two people, Robert and Annette are also on panel.  Annette marvels at the wings, while Robert stands nearby, a knowing smile on his face.  It's not strictly necessary, but I'm imagining World War 1-era dress for the two - especially an ace pilot's uniform for Robert.

ANNETTE: What's it like?

ROBERT: Well...

2 - Close on Annette's face, which is pretty much as thrilled as thrilled can be.

ROBERT (off-panel): ...Do you wanna find out?

3 - Close on Annette's face again, but she's now a mixture of disappointed and bored.  The background isn't super important, but it should be a lot darker than in the previous panel.  It would not be out of place for a bug or two to be in Annette's teeth or bumping into her face.


4 - On Robert and Annette, who are both flying.  Robert is wearing the wing-pack and holding Annette below him.  They're pretty horizontal in their positioning.  Both look pretty blasé / underwhelmed about the whole thing.  Again, if you can manage to show some bugs (or more likely, black specks) in their teeth, that would be great (maybe Annette's picking at her teeth or some such?).

ANNETTE: ...Lotta teeth bugs up here.

ROBERT (1): *sigh*

ROBERT (2): Yeah.

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