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Sinbad Comic: Episode 134: Nadir of the Culinary Arts
Posted By: Sam, on host
Date: Friday, May 25, 2018, at 18:09:11

Sometimes this movie gives wonderful little gifts.

In the movie, this moment is nothing. Nadir serves a meal. That's it. But I noticed that there are a few frames where Sinbad and Kyra look down at their bowls with skepticism, and I pounced on that as being the key to this comic. So I build the whole comic so that it led up to that image as the silent punchline.

Here's where it gave me that gift: it wasn't until I was pretty much done with the writing that I spotted that for a single frame as he's walking away, there's that wonderful image of his mischievous little smile. It makes the whole strip.

It also unlocked his character for me. As I wrote earlier, I had a lot of trouble deciding what to do with Kyra and Nadir, other than the obvious idea that Nadir should be well-spoken. But he clicked for me in this episode: He plays at being an oblivious intellectual, but he's in on the joke.

Thanks, movie.

Link: Sinbad Comic: Episode 134: Nadir of the Culinary Arts