This isn’t actually how I scripted this page to look. I’m all for trying unconventional panel layouts, but I’m not about to describe something like this to an artist and expect him to make it work.  I wrote this as four panels.  Drub broke it down into eight.

In fact, I wrote this whole Tale out as four-panel pages, probably thinking of it in terms of a simple rock beat.  But Drub had other ideas, and he ran them past me in the sketching stage to see what I thought. I gave him a little feedback – I didn’t get what was happening in one panel, the expression wasn’t really what I was looking for in another, the hair should be longer – but I liked what he was doing, so I told him to go for it.

How this serves as a metaphor for sex is left as an exercise for the reader.

NEXT: What comes after gobbing? Or should I say “who”?