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Comic 352 - Red, White, and Blue, Page 12

20th Jul 2014, 11:00 PM in Red, White, and Blue
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Author Notes:

20th Jul 2014, 12:02 PM
Martin F.
???: So Saturday, huh? I might have to pay attention to the news for that, I always like knowing how the story ends.
Sarabeth: Doesn't leave Alex too long to cool down from the trip to Stonewall. He's due back in town tonight, so just a day worth of time to get settled. And potentially heal up if he winds up in any fights, he probably will.
???: Right, so what's the other thing you were wanting to go into then?
Sarabeth: That relates to what he did earlier in the day. Basically, he met a man that. . . I think kinda gave him a little perspective. It started off as something kind of normal.

Starchild: So a trade's all this is then?
AME Member: Yeah, all we doin'. Ya just have ta --
Hazel: Let me handle this. Xmarlek's here on the way with the money, while the people you're working for are bringing what we're here. You're basically just --
AME Member: The hell makes ya think ya get to cut me off?
Hazel: Well, for one the fact --

Donna: Children, knock it off. Honestly. . . All you're here for is to see that we're not planning some sort of ambush or something. You can see that, right?
Starchild: Yeah, clearly not enough organization going on here for that.
Donna: Exactly. Now, you just need to go find somewhere high and out of the way and keep watch on the proceedings. If you see anyone like yourself coming by, make yourself visible so they'll hopefully see you and decide to let you handle it. Outside of that, you're not needed for much.

Starchild: I'll keep my guard up just in case.
Donna: Good for you.
20th Jul 2014, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Lot of returns in this page. That Order base! Hazel! Donna! Starchild's jacket!

Yeah, I'm really happy with this page. It was good getting to do Hazel again, though his hair is pretty time-consuming to do. Donna tends to be fun to work with... It's been awhile since we've seen the jacket so I was able to kind of make it more in line with the rest of the outfit in colors, which should make it much less of a hassle than it was. Though it also helps that since we last saw it before I've gotten much better at coloring in MS.

I like how in this chapter we see Alex with a lot of different ways of depicting him (or rather depicting Dorothy). We've got Starchild's new costume, it with the jacket, with the hair down and no glasses, and probably toward the end of the chapter we'll see the ponytail and glasses look. If only we worked the original Starchild and Alex's own body in there somewhere. The latter has shown up in the current Blues chapter at least.

After a page of returns, the next page is one of premieres including, at long last, Arc. Be sure to swing by!
21st Jul 2014, 1:26 AM
Heheh.... Yeah, a lot of fun, this one. Liked getting to do Donna and Hazel again. Though is another weird page where I've got no idea if it's happening during the day or night. Those happen a lot in this chapter. Not a major problem since coloring isn't my department, just find it kinda funny.

I've watched all of Breaking Bad since the last time I saw Hazel, so tried to re-fit his outfit to be more like Jesse's. In the first season he had a serious "wannabe" vibe before falling in with Walt, which fits Hazel pretty nicely, especially since even people in AME don't think he's that threatening. Plus the outfit is just really baggy and puffy, as if he's trying to make himself seem bigger than he really is. "You're a pufferfish, Jesse!"

Also we see the Order base Dorothy visited way back in Days Go By. And Donna again. Again, fun to do her outfit, sorta a "Mafia Princess" sorta deal. Oh, speaking of, her bodyguard there was semi-based off Uncle Jack, also from Breaking Bad. Didn't dwell on it much, he was just a tradition of me picking someone random to draw when I need an extra. Honestly, Uncle Jack was a really shit villain; Todd and Lydia were way more interesting.

Also, fence! The area was described in the script as being "fenced in" and there was obviously no more appropriate one than a chain-link but.... Those would've taken forever to draw. I was tempted to just have a solid wall up, but with MS's new tricks, me and Martin were able to kick together a rather-nice-looking chain link fence without devoting a ton of time to it. Small victory but very happy about it. ^^

Comments:

21st Jul 2014, 1:40 AM
So Donna finally appears in the comic proper, looking forward to seeing Arc at long last. Hazel seems to spend his life being looked down on and underestimatied.
21st Jul 2014, 1:13 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, he's not someone who gets a lot of respect. Maybe someday.