Dragonwolf webcomic page 4: The Blackwolf Samurai
We get a little more information about Dragonwolf, aka Akira Blackwolf, as well as who the mysterious bald man is. James Grant, an acquaintance of Akira’s dad, has some kind of problem, otherwise why would he be visiting a troubleshooter.
This is one of those pages I would shorten a lot. Didn’t really need to have Akira offer a soda, and take the time to walk to his desk. After the first panel, all the rest could have been removed, with a couple lines of the dialogue moving to other panels, most of them pulled from the next page.
An editor would have helped with this at this point, because here we are four pages in and still don’t know what’s going on yet, except we have two people having a conversation. And we still don’t know what the conversation is about, except their names and that one character knows the other’s father. Not really moving the story along yet. But this is a way to learn, and it only cost me some time. And I do like Will’s art. He brought some dynamics to the characters, some things I hadn’t considered on how it would look on a page.
I had no descriptions of Akira’s office other than what the characters interacted with, such as the mini-fridge, the door, and the desk with at least two chairs: one for Akira, one for prospective clients. Will added the bookcase with a couple trophies, books, and a katana. As far as the rest of this issue goes, that katana isn’t used and is merely decorative. Could he end up using one before the story is over, even that one? Could be. You’ll have to keep reading the story to find out.
Pencils by Will Ward
Digital inks and lettering by Timm Gillick
Written by Timm Gillick