Rarely do I draw more than two scenes on a single page. When the scene switches multiple times, I try to constrain the panels for each scene into simple sections so that there is a natural “break” between the last panel of one scene and the first panel of the next. What also helps is using a clearly different color scheme for the backgrounds.

One thing about this page that blurred the boundaries a little is that Lloyd is present in both the first and second scenes. That’s where the background color change helped out a lot, and for good measure, I drew him from behind to focus attention on Morty and the clearly different background elements.

Ash’s remark about his previously hard-to-control arms is my way of admitting that I’ve neglected that character trait to the point where resurrecting it now would seem like a non sequitur. (It’s been over 100 pages since the last time we saw it.) At the start of the series, I intended to make his rogue arms a running gag at least once every time Ash made an appearance. As the comic got more and more dramatic in Phase Two, I tried inserting a gag here or there, but it usually felt forced, so I threw it out more often than adding it in.