Irving's helping alright, he just isn't helping the elephant. Not that he even realizes he's doing it — it's obvious that neither of them see the lioness right now, the clever girl who just switched position.
I worry about my comments to people! I have a bad habit of describing my thoughts and mullings and random observations as if I'm reciting catchecism... and worry people take me seriously because of that.
Most I'll try to do (seeing as how far you've progressed doing these pages) is recommend good examples of panel passage and composition [link] (the compositions in these comics are nearly perfect. He can break 180 and still make it flow naturally). Keep having fun! wait, did I just put that link next to that 'Fun' comment?
Damn, I feel for that. @_@ Well. when you think about it, everyone looks angry or bitchy online if you're looking through the comments section with an offended mindset. People have this instinctive fear of black and white, logical comment (because all their face-to-face conversations are colored by subconscious emotion) and apply their own emotions to their reading text.
Seriously, you're getting better with them. You've already passed "Liefeld," now you're on to "Ware." With luck, a Mignola could lie in your future...then on to Spiegelmann...and after several years, you could go Eisner Saiyan. IDK where my metaphor went there.