IntroductionI recently saw a product from a health store with the bold claim "see the difference in seven days", so I bought some to try.
A week later I was asked, "has it made a difference", and while I felt it was too early to say definitively, I couldn't help but make this joke. Then in the absense of any other Area 5.1 ideas I decided to turn it into a cartoon, but it gave me a few layout problems that I wanted to share.
Designing the LayoutMy intention was to go for two simple page wide frames, no background images, just a bottle of medication and my two LGM's (little green men). It seemed simple enough, but the second frame troubled me. I wanted him peering into the pill bottle, but it then felt like I was giving the joke away before I'd really had chance to set it up.
|Area 5.1 Original Frame 2|
The second problem with this frame is overlapping dialogue, the reader is forced to skip left and right to consume the information in correct order, even though it is arranged to read down the page. I felt that splitting the frame into two was perhaps a better option.
The Final Image
Here's what I ended up with..
|Area 5.1 - A Weak Claim|
See the web comic here: http://area5-1.webcomic.ws/comics/60/