I actually considered a very different page than this for this scene. Two panels portraying the passage of time in the sky seemed like it might be a little too cinematic, but I decided to go ahead and do it the way I wanted it to look in my mind. John’s reaction to all of this is important not only in terms of his personality, but also his relationship with Brooksie. I wanted to convey his reluctance in a way that suited him. A sky full of slow moving clouds certainly suits any dude who can have a girl crawling on him an only reacting to what she’s trying to convince him to do.
I remember part of a dream from the other night. I was the pilot of a robot lion, very similar to the green one from Voltron. Except it had these propellers on its midsection for moving underwater. I was towing something that was on the surface while the lion was underwater. There was also some kind of half submerged enemy vessel chasing us. It had the look of those really spiny Japanese sci-fi style spaceships, but was a boat apparently. I have no recollection of why I was piloting the lion or towing the floating thing away from the, what I assumed were, bad guys.