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Comic 1060 - Rainy Day Filler: Halloween 2021

28th Oct 2021, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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28th Oct 2021, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Heh. Funny thing, the plan was already to do kind of a simultaneous Halloween image / break announcement, but the specific idea to base it off of Xenoblade Chronicles 2 emerged from a conversation on the Discord. Always looking for more people to join in on there -

discord.gg/yP9ECdN

Originally Alex was going to be dressed as Morag, but we decided that her design was too busy and wound up going with Nia instead (though Rex was also considered). Probably the right call but am curious how the Morag outfit would have looked, they (or I guess Dorothy) likely would pulled it off pretty well.

As mentioned we're taking an extra update worth of filler compared to usual, just to give us a little extra breathing room since it's been a pretty exhausting few months for it. We're sorry for that but at least I imagine waiting one extra weekend for the next cover isn't a huge deal and we could really use the chance to pull ahead a bit further, especially while we're eyeing another project that might take us awhile to really pull together.

If you're looking for more Halloween filler be sure to check out the Blues update tomorrow, really hoping everyone's going to enjoy what we're doing for this year's.

Lenore's line there at the end is a nod (though not word for word) to one of the lines Pyra says when it turns to night in the game. Just kind of felt like it'd be a cute touch. Nice to see her and Xandy together again, eh?
29th Oct 2021, 2:20 AM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, Happy Halloween, folks. As always with the break, we needed some time to mentally recharge. And drawing cuties dressed up like this certainly helps with that. ^^

Funny how this came about; we'd been discussing having Xandy and Lenore trick-or-treating or hanging out as part of the filler, as well as the idea that Xandy would spend this arc in transit, but this idea wound up floated around in the discord for the Blues kids' Halloween costumes (going with something else for them~) and we got to talking about how good it would fit and... Yeah.

Like Martin said, the initial idea is that Alex would be dressed as Morag, but at the last minute it got changed due to the complexity of her costume. I.... Do like how the Nia thing turned out, especially given how great the yellow goes with Dorothy's hair, but really would've liked to have seen the Morag outfit. Eh, maybe another time.

Helps that we drew Xandy and Lenore first, I thought the suits made them look.... weirdly badass, so I wanted to dress Alex up in something cuter as a joke.

Comments:

29th Oct 2021, 11:46 PM
Very interesting.