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Set the Action! Creating Backgrounds for Compelling Storytelling in Animation, Comics, and Games by Elvin A. Hernandez

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Section 4Familiar Grounds

Whoa … this will not end well.

Bar fights, ne’er-do-wells, and low-grade cesspools are things that most of us generally steer away from, yet Felix Fahrenheit welcomes these sights with not only comfort but also some sick glee. Actually, he seems at home, which—if you’ve been paying attention to his actions and personality so far—shouldn’t be that surprising.

These places fits his character, and vice versa. But what if he entered a brightly colored pastry shop, completely filled with kids screaming for doughnuts and candy? Or a high-class mall filled with stores employing snooty attendants selling overpriced garments and accessories? How would Felix react to that? We won’t get a direct resolution for these questions in ...

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