Passion. It wouldn’t be a tale of vampires, monsters, and the like in the European 1800′s without it! John has a great time here with the panels and the framing devices – the window in panel three, the curves of the hourglass and the curves of April. And I love the rhythm of the middle tier, culminating in the line of his shadow in panel six guiding your eye up the pleats of her skirt in the tilted action of panel seven. Pains me to say that none of that was scripted. High five, Mr. Gomes!