This little scene was another element I got from Steven Forbes’ edits.  I don’t think he directly gave me the idea to have to-camera interviews with various characters throughout the issue, but he did recommend doing more in the present day to reflect the impact of Alex’s death, and this seemed like a good way of doing that and conveying a lot of information without eating up too much of the page-count.

It seems like the one-page character monologue is a recurring motif that I’ve used in just about all of my projects.  It happens in And Then Emily Was Gone.  It happens in the upcoming Oxymoron: The Loveliest Nightmare.  It happened in the Oxymoron short story I wrote for the original anthology.  It happened in my unpublished comic Black Leaf.  And it happens repeatedly in this issue of The Standard.