I love some classic cartoon set-ups like the executioner cartoon – add a little corporate humor thrown in and I can’t resist.
It took me forever to figure out how to stage this. The problems were mainly around the axe.
Initially, he was holding the axe at arms length but this dominated the scene and made it hard to give the salesperson or hoods the right amount of visual space. Moving the axe to this more casual position, partially blocked by his body, made it easier to stage everything else.