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Comic 393 - Sound Alive, Page 20

12th Apr 2015, 11:00 PM in Sound Alive
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12th Apr 2015, 11:00 PM
Yeah, it's really weird when after being pretty low on head-counts for a long, long time, a comic just suddenly shoots way up on it. At least they're all bald; makes it easier.

I will say I was pretty sorry to leave the brutal, bloody Starchild vs. McShay action.... Is helped a good deal by McShay also being pretty annoyed by it. Love her expressions here.

I take a lot of pride in the dialog balloons for these comics, but one aspect I never got into was color. It's extremely hard to do on a regular basis; it has to be vibrant enough that you notice it, but subtle enough that it's not distracting. Gunnerkrigg Court does an excellent job with it, hitting exactly the right pitch, so when Martin called for pink balloons here that's what I tried to mimic. Also, Alex talks in pink. Who knew?

Folks have been saying some of the really thick dialog balloons are a bit hard to get through, so trying to reel that in by breaking the heavier balloons into smaller chunks. I dunno, you guys think that helps? Only example here is in the first panel, though next week has a better show of it.
12th Apr 2015, 11:54 PM
Martin F.
See? Remember Power mentioning this was going to happen?

Yeah, that was mostly thrown in so we could kind of tell what was going on with the voice thing when O'Hara started doing it.

This whole scene... This took some refiguring of things. The basic idea - fight gets interrupted, it's about to be resumed, and O'Hara sends a bunch of mooks to interrupt - was in mind for a long time, but in the name of keeping the chapter from just dragging on and on, I had to kind of retool it a bit to get to that point in a timely fashion. Some of the stuff that was planned to happen before this sequence instead comes after while some other stuff's been cut.

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12th Apr 2015, 11:59 PM
Well, this is certainly an interesting page, wonder what's going to happen next.