Panel 3 is nicely emotional I like how the shadow from Barbara’s face covers that of her father’s, signaling his death. I also appreciate how the difference in color between Gordon’s face and overcoat overcomes the graphic sin of my having made his chin and the lapel of his jacket almost exactly the same size and shape. Oops.
Another example of color helping is panel 4, where a piece of flame is exact center between the low part of Phantom Strangers cape-shadow, seeming almost to become legs. This effect is not seen in the pencil version, I suppose because someone on the team chose to make the placement. Hmm. Maybe it did’t help. Hmmm.
I am serially posting each page from Gotham Adventures #33, published by DC Comics in February, 2001. I will be posting Ed Brubaker’s script, my roughs, pencils and printed versions of each page. This is day 21, page 21.