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Comic 1052 - Four Weeks, Page 22

30th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM in 28. Four Weeks
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Author Notes:

30th Sep 2021, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Having a bit of a rough day so hard to comment but lemme see.....

Yeah, just seeing confirmation that Hazel's insanity and the increased gang violence is having (potentially positive) ramifications for Alex. We mentioned this earlier, but this keeps enforcing that it's still going and the sitaution is escalating. A.M.E. has now gone from squabbling with Feng's group to picking fights with Eighth Sin.

I like how many pages of this chapter reinforce how stacked Alex's schedule is and how much they're having to balance at once. Makes sense as it's a Status Quo sorta chapter to bring it up now.

When drawing this page I asked Martin to name an anime Sarabeth could be wearing a shirt of, since I'd been getting tired of putting her in dress shirts. After a bit of deliberation he threw me a curveball and said "Hamtaro." Came out looking awesome. ^^
30th Sep 2021, 11:09 PM
Martin F.
To be honest this one was very nearly filler; we had a commission, both this and Blues, and another project all sitting at once needing to be done and doing four pages in the span of two days was a pretty daunting prospect. Being so close to the end of the chapter though we decided to do what we could to make it work.

Pretty happy with how this one turned out; kind of the most married the different storylines have been in this chapter to this point (though there is a page coming up that's more directly so) and it's kind of nice seeing them more directly come together like this.

Of course we also bring the conversation back to that guy who has left Alex lying a couple of times now, including earlier in the chapter. I mentioned before but we'll be more properly seeing more of him in the next chapter so don't worry, not going to be a years-long wait to get follow through on that plot point or anything. ... This time around anyway.

I do like emphasizing that Alex as much as they're inclined to help people is also pragmatic; there are genuine threats around but they also know that other people can take care of it and that they're not in an ideal situation to address the matter themselves for the time being. As much as Alex is kind of busting on themselves on the school subject here I do think in a lot of ways they're very intelligent and aren't prone to making rash decisions, even if they can be kind of fiery at times.

I actually do really like how that shirt came out. I kind of just threw it out as a suggestion after a moment of trying to think on stuff that aired on Toonami but it actually looks pretty good.

Comments:

30th Sep 2021, 11:24 PM
Oh my word Hazel's actually encouraging people to tear the city apart, this is very, very bad.
30th Sep 2021, 11:31 PM
Martin F.
Hazel isn't exactly one for restraint, is he?