The moment you've all been waiting for! One eye confirmed! But you all knew that, right? I really enjoyed thinking about the alternative though, and what it would mean to the story if there was another one? But then again, maybe there is. Who knows? (I do.)
Here's something interesting: It is common (in western storytelling anyway, since we read left to right), to show the protagonist(s) looking and moving towards the right of the screen/page/whatever. It is generally interpreted as a more positive direction, signifying the future, optimism, idealism, etc. A good example is Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings. The fellowship always moves across the screen from left to right, whereas the orcs move from right to left.
So I kept that in mind when moving our yet-to-be-named squirrel across the pages. But the thing that is particularly interesting to me is that if we didn't favor the left-to right movement, if we read right-to-left, than the build up to revealing whether or not this was the same character wouldn't have worked. Because we'd be seeing the blind eye the whole time. Either that or I would have had to change it so the right eye was blind instead of the left. So yeah. Interesting. :)
Oh and if you haven't checked it out yet, I drew a creepy fairy tale called A Wooden Cage. It's a really quick read and it's complete, so go check it out. :)
See you Wednesday!