Time Overlapping

This panel/page from Shannon Gerard‘s Unspent Love (found at Top Shelf 2.0, another one of their best offerings) is a slightly surreal at first but then subtly brilliant composition. Gerard has overlapped two moments in time, showing us the protagonist waiting for the subway. We see the train approaching, the woman looking forward, and then the train arrived, with the women looking away. But shifting the angle slightly we can see two instances of the nonslip material that runs along the edge of platform. While the image has a calm appearance it also points at the speed of the train, it is upon us before we can blink. (Click on the image to the get the original at it’s normal/larger size.)