I was thinking that this scene from Manara’s Click 4 could only be explained by the gun up the sleve trick from Gunsmith cats.
Just when you think you’re dealing with a barefoot girl SHAK! she’s got boots on!
I have seen these gun-up-the-sleeve mechanisms in various movies and comics, but I wonder if it has ever been made in real life ?
But the real question is : where is her right thigh in panel 1 ?
It must exist somewhere, I just wonder if it would be a good idea at all.
I think her thigh disapearing can be explained by the Butterscotch solution from his other series.
The lack of right thigh and the sudden boot appearance makes me think it’s some kind of “prostethic pants”. Simply, she has NO right leg and the pants-leg comes with a boot attached.
yes her balance would be amazing too.
Someone just forgot to color that gap between her hand and leg that is actually her right thigh, which is already inside the “pants”. Shit happens.
Are you saying Shit happens in pants?
Oh yes. Especially when leather pants are part of the equation.
Nasty, I know.
Guys I think it’s pretty clear what the artist intended here. She DOES NOT have a right thigh, and it was a strong, intentional statement indicting the military-industrial complex in a post-rationalism oligarchic society.
oh god trying to make sense of a page that has both L-R and R-L panel sequencing on it HURTS MY BRAIN SO MUCH
…someday i think i want to find a way to do that deliberately. Hopefully without the use of a “<== READ THIS WAY” arrow. Hmm. Mirror writing? Strong use of “Japanese” visual signifiers? Maybe even a collaboration with someone who is far more passionate about the visual language of Japanese comics than I am.
that would be a cool trick to pull off. maybe panels that could read both ways?
Click 4 is the one where a whole bunch of panels are clearly traced from pin-ups of Angelina Jolie.
He draws her as the main lady sexing up her brother , i think it was topical at the time. I think traced is a little harsh– dude is still a serious threat even on his weakest books.
I was sorta hoping she just had boots sewn into her pants but alas.
blah, blah, blah…
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It’s booty shorts with integral boots that really alarm me.
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