"The film industry calls these last few panels "shoe leather"--lengthy transitions from one important sequence to the next, usually involving characters walking or driving from place to place. It was one of the first traditions of 30's-40's film-making that more modern directors dumped because they weren't necessary and directors were probably afraid the short-attention-span generation would forget what the movie was about. Lots of dialog but not much story lately, can we please get on with it?? I've almost forgotten what this story is about."
Page14 through 19 I will admit haven't advanced the plot much. Very slow pacing for a comic book but I would disagree the same would apply to a film. What was I trying to accomplish? 1st-Establish Talia as an antagonist. 2nd-Set a tone of great wealth and privilege. 3rd-Create a strong sense of place, to the point of making it another character in the story.
In a film this could have been done in five or ten minutes of screen time. If I had been able to turn these pages out one after the other in quick succession I might have been able to maintain the cinematic illusion. It took me twenty three days to complete these six pages. So maybe I spent too much time with the executive jet prop, or creating an Arab village for the Land Rovers to drive through or the dramatic approach to Al-Ghul's desert stronghold.
I do like the look of all the "Shoe leather", even if it was a little indulgent on my part and didn't serve the needs of the viewers. Sometimes the story telling takes a back seat to the images.
Thanks for your patience, thanks for looking....