After lots of feedback, the story is ready to be taken apart by individual scenes for layout, poses, etc. Reworking of scenes 9-16 are due the Wednesday after spring break (2 weeks from today).
Last class I flip-flopped the beginning to give the story better continuity. I also nixed the idea of the rocket ship blasting and visiting from "Earth" - instead, the only planet in the sky is "Jupiter", the planet that gets eaten - creating hopefully less confusion. I also changed the reaction shot of the cat and dog seeing the boss to a wide shot to signify their height relationship (hah, their relationship in SPACE) as well as the shot where we bring the alien close to the ship - now showing a view from the inside of the ship itself - a much needed change in setting.
Two parts that will require a bit extra work by means of cutting back and forth will be the initial "Oh, shit, there are aliens in front of us, eating a planet" reveal in the dog and cat's eyes, as well as at the end when the cat is thinking about what to do in order to save the dog - ending with the "Ah-hah!" moment of the button on his collar.