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Around this time I started using a lot more reverse 3/4 shots of the characters where their faces are obscured, and the posing and composition tell more of a story. I think Scott McCloud noted in his book that American cartoonists are less prone to show their characters from behind than their Asian & European counterparts. Just reaching back into my creaky memory, I think it's part of how central the Hero is to American storytelling, as opposed to the world they inhabit. Obviously these cultural styles have been mixing for a while now. But on top of that, as OP became more of an ensemble - not just accessories to Eve's story - I think a larger world made more sense to me. Or maybe at this point the characters are just at the mercy of the world: the passage of time, the chaos, the lack of control, and it makes them seem smaller, more hidden. In the moment I try not to intellectualize too much of this stuff, I like to be guided by instinct, and I don't always know the reason. This is just my best guess. Dick pulp!