Lots of unusable space has been strategically cropped – mostly Thad’s shoulders and some chunks of wall. This mitigated scaling issues, but didn’t save the page from an overabundance of awkward black space. Something the original had as well. In the case of the first edition it was more trying to balance “arty” with “not wanting to shop backgrounds.” In the case of the second edition, the black space can be attributed to being sick of touching up backgrounds. It was necessary for callback and some earlier scenes – in this case, the whole scene has space utilization issues, so I can slack on filling it in the name of consistency.