My Chapel webcomics rarely have enough action sequences to merit interesting camera angles, perspective, and foreshortening, but I got to use them here because Frisbee is probably the most action-packed game Chapel has ever played! Interesting angles and perspectives are a really powerful tool to give your comics a feeling of energy and motion. Since Chapel is in a comic strip format, similar to newspaper strips, it’s not a place where I can use those techniques very often. If Chapel were a sports maniac, maybe I’d have more excuses to use them! In panel 3, the action lines around Chapel are called emanata, because they “emanate” from the subject – there’s your little piece of comics trivia for the day! Emanata is a great technique for showing energy and emphasis and is used frequently in a lot of Japanese manga in particular.
Speaking of Emananta, there’s an iPad app by the same name which is a comics reader application. And guess what, Chapel is one of their featured series! The app is free, so if you would like to read Chapel on your iPad, you should download Emanata – there’s a lot of cool comics by other authors there, as well!