FTL, Y'all!—an antology of comic stories about worlds where space travel is accessible to everyone—is now available in the Iron Circus Comics store!
One of my personal goals for my story, "Failsafe" (preview here)
was to try using panel layouts as a storytelling device, so I thought I’d talk a bit about that!
“Failsafe” is about a person deliberately trying to enter a black hole, which their ship is programmed to keep them away from—so the story is essentially a person trying to go somewhere (harmful) and their spaceship trying to prevent them from doing so (to keep them safe). The ship is a stable, contained environment that the protagonist is trying to break out of.
When the protagonist is