With text as dominant as this, the central layout question for me always boils down to: Should I simply illustrate the text? Should I complement it with visual information that's not in the text? Or should I draw something which doesn't have anything to do with the text at all (city scapes for example)? I took the illustrative approach here, since I feel it adds both clarity and empathy for our protagonists.
We get to see a younger Alex Selkirk here, and we'll probably see that version of his again in the future, when the time is right to reveal more about A.D's past. I imagine he was pretty handsome in his prime (or still is, depending on your preferences)... on this page he reminds me a bit of Keir Dullea, which is quite welcome, since his role in 2001, Dr Dave Bowman, was one of the two reasons why I gave Naomi her last name.
you know, I really like the fact that it's text heavy. I've always wanted to do really intricate pages :p I think it's awesome..keep up the great work!!
Thanks so much! The secret is... writing the complete story before ever putting pen to paper XD I know it takes some resolution... but it does pay off after a while ^__^