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Comic 1047 - Four Weeks, Page 17

12th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM in 28. Four Weeks
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Author Notes:

12th Sep 2021, 9:44 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, Hazel is showing that while he's open to a connection with Donna, he's abrasive toward other gangs... I dunno how to read that; it might be that he thinks Donna is easier to manipulate, it could be that Feng's gang are well off in comparsion to underdogs like him and Donna.... Or it could just be because he's pushing these people around and instigating a fight purely because he knows he can.

This USED to be Xmarlek's office, which we saw way back. Martin had the great touch of Hazel sitting at Xarmlek's desk with his feet up in a slouch; classic pose for a usurper. A disrespectful pose like that is the perfect subtle way of disrespecting your old boss now that they're gone. One factor of the office that stuck out was that he had a newspaper clipping of a heist of a beauty pageant queen's crown framed on the wall behind him... Right next to the actual crown, which he also had framed.

The broken case of the crown is behind Hazel's chair, and the crown itself on the ground. Implication being that he's trashed most of his boss's old trophies and is preparing to fill the office up with his own accomplishments. So far it looks like the best he has is a newspaper article about increased gang violence. He had the headline blown up extra-large and framed behind his desk as a banner.

In general, Hazel's body language here came out great; love him leaning back in the first panel (had to actually adjust the angle when I first sent the lineart out; Martin pointed out he was able to topple over), his feet on the desk in the second... Then leaning forward in a predatory fashion for the page's second half. In general he's a fun guy to draw since his ascension. Been very "Fuck you, I'll do whatever" in how he carries himself.

To draw Hazel's feet in the second panel, I wound up needing to put my own feet on my desk just to get the shape right.
12th Sep 2021, 11:08 PM
Martin F.
Funny timing on submitting this one, yesterday I wrote a script for the next chapter that's kind of a follow-up on it in a number of ways. Strange how that works out.

This one's pretty straightforward I think, pretty much just Hazel continuing to flip the chess board over and make it clear he's not interested in maintaining the existing status quo. I've been enjoying doing the Hazel plotline of late, it's been a nice change of pace just seeing the escalation of his takeover and then how he's just completely upended things since.

Comments:

12th Sep 2021, 11:36 PM
Oh this is bad, very, very bad.
16th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, doesn't look great, huh?