Now that you mention you were cramming in I do find that some of the panels were quite intuitive in getting a lot of stuff across quickly.
I remember actually liking the one panel where you have just the faces with straight back and forth dialog. I liked that because it's a nice flow of quick humorous dialog, uninterrupted by anything. Putting that dialog in through 4 panels or so would have totally ruined it.
Btw, do you know anything about pixel art?