Flashbacks work particularly well in graphic novels. I find they rarely work all that well in regular novels. (Okay, I’ll admit I haven’t read Proust’s famous novel “Remembrance of Things Past”, which is apparently all one big flashback.) But in a graphic novel, add a little gray scale, and everyone knows it’s a memory.
When I wrote Coiled in novel form, there were no flashbacks. You didn’t get to meet Joshua’s mom until very far into the story. But in my graphic novel script, I am going to be inserting flashbacks of her in several places. She’s an interesting character, and I’m looking forward to writing more about her.
By the way, this really cool looking page wasn’t in the script. It was all Amanda’s idea.