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Comic 861 - Blue Cold, Page 17

18th Nov 2019, 12:00 AM in 23. Blue Cold
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Blue Cold, Page 17
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Author Notes:

18th Nov 2019, 12:00 AM
Martin F.
Funny thing about this page, the last panel actually came out pretty differently between scripting and how it was drawn, to the point I had to edit the script for the next page before Adam could proceed with it. Could've always redone the panel I guess, wouldn't have even been the first time in the chapter we've done that, but eh, I wasn't really all that fussed about it. Will go into more detail when we get to that one.

For what it's worth we both had pretty much the same idea in place here of making the lock look a bit different from the last time we saw one - Adam brought it up complete with a comparison image while he was drawing this one, while I was already planning to make them different colors as it was. So yeah, that's not an oversight, we did that deliberately.

Idea here is Hazel ditched the goggles for the moment now that he's inside. Helps that the things were a pain to deal with anyway, kind of kept being forgotten about. Brief scene change was a good excuse to get rid of them.
18th Nov 2019, 1:23 AM
Adam C.
Eheh... Yeah, I don't think there was a single page where I didn't forget to put the Goggles on Hazel and had to wind up putting them on again in post. The same exact thing is happening in Blues right now with that scar on Rick's forehead. Martin has to keep adding that because I keep forgetting it.

I liked doing the interior of the wrecked train car, especially with how the doors and everything are leaning to one side to show that it's one of the cars that's off balance. Also despite the background still being pretty minimal, I think it does a lot to imply Hazel and Mercy are just digging around throwing shit wherever. The one item behind them in thefirst panel is the Staff Of Magnus from Skyrim. The joke is that one of the teachers at the magical-college in the game complains that many students seem to think it's easy to find, "As if we have it sitting in a closet somewhere."

Speaking of Skyrim, the design of the Locks are still based off the Standing Stones. Really liked the chance to draw another one, with slight tweaks to its markings, design, and coloring. Minor touch but do like how each one seems distinct.

If we're talking about looks though, REALLY love how scary and badass Down's entrance is in that last panel. Casual expression, chilly air all around him, ice on fucking everything, Goddamn terrifying. ^^

Comments:

18th Nov 2019, 1:37 AM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.