We are the Story Munkeys watch us dance
This page is a sight to behold, Jim. Just beautiful! As I mention pretty much whenever I see your art, I really admire the way you never show us the same angle twice.
Mike, I think showing the same panel from the same angle can be a really useful storytelling device, but I'd only really do it to achieve something specific that helps telling the story......not sure if that makes sense.
No, it does make sense. I've used it a time or two in the past to highlight a reaction a character is having to something that occurred in a panel previous. Like, for instance, if the coffee pourer had said something incredibly shocking about the coffee in Panel 1 as she's pouring, like: "It's our finest brew, drawn from the breasts of women from the Planet Cocoa", then you could have mirrored Panel 2 for Panel 3 and had the drinker silent in Panel 2 and say "Are you high?" in Panel 3. :)
exactly. Actually I think on the next page I have 4 panels from the same angle because 4 different people are talking to the camera/reporter one after another. It makes sense not to move the camera for that type of thing. But the example I was thinking of was like what you described. Also for things like horror stories where someone could be walking down a dark corridor and a door creaks open of it's own accord. You could do the panel with the door closed in the foreground, the victim further down the corridor with back to the reader, sort of nervously looking around and then the next panel same angle the door creeping open with a CCRRRRREEEEEKKK type SFX.