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Old 10-06-2009, 09:28 AM   #173
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Somewhere's earlier in the thread I mentioned that nine-panels do tend to imply an even spacing of time. It's the rigid structure that does it, it's off-putting if you have 8-panels in an evenly spaced sequence and then one panel that jumps ten-years into the future. It is the rigid structure that does it, and it certainly does a good job of establishing a beat.

The best thing to do with a nine-panel, IMO, is to make your reader comfortable with time, and then throw them out of it by making follow-on sequences feel bigger or smaller. It's a good way to not just imply time, but to demand it.
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