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<   No. 583   2004-08-31   >

Comic #583

1 {scene: Hitler's brain's chamber in Berlin}
1 Haken: So, mein Führer, we have captured Herr Doktor and Herr Professor Jones! They have been thrown in prison!
2 Haken: Die mission to Venezuela was a resounding success!
3 Hitler's Brain: Excellent! So die dinosaurs are now safely being unloaded from die Graf Zeppelin?
4 Haken: Die mission to Venezuela was a qualified success!

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And this is the first time we've seen Hitler's brain since he assigned Haken and Erwin to their mission to Venezuela way back in #397. It looks like it was so long ago that even Haken has forgotten what the goal of the mission was!


2013-09-09 Rerun commentary: I believe here in panels 2 and 4 I did the trick where I didn't actually move any of the LEGO minifigures or set elements, but merely photographed things from a slightly different angle. In fact the same is almost certainly true of panel 3 as well.

While sometimes I would move things between every shot of a strip, in many cases I saved time by just shooting the same scene from a different angle to produce multiple comic panels from the one set-up. This was especially important in scenes with dozens of minifigures, since if I tried to move any of them I almost invariably wound up knocking them all over in a disastrous domino effect, meaning that it was a lot more work than it looks to get the scene set up again.

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