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No. 931: An Infallible Plan

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An Infallible Plan

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Permanent URL: https://mezzacotta.net/owls/?comic=931

Strip by: Buster Maruca

Delkin: Hey boss?
Ambrose: Yes, henchling? For what reason do you interrupt me while I’m gazing ominously over the city?
Delkin: Well, can you just tell me again why we’re trying to pull off this heist?
Ambrose: Of course. You see, my loyal underling, once I have acquired the Crown Jewels of England…
Ambrose: …then I shall have complete control over all of the Commonwealth Realms!
Delkin: I don’t…that’s not how that works.

The author writes:

As you can see, Delkin is rather poorly illuminated in panel 1, as I'm still trying to figure out how to get the lighting satisfactory.

I tried to use the cinematographic technique of a low-angle shot—also called a "Hitler Cam"—in Panel 4 to make Ambrose's proclamation of domination seem all the more imposing, but it proved difficult due to the minifigures' small size.

The strip's background image was taken by Billie Grace Ward of Flickr and is licensed under CC BY 2.0.