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Comic 167 - Sin With a Good Poker Face

26th Apr 2012, 11:00 PM in 6. Sin With a Good Poker Face
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Author Notes:

26th Apr 2012, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Hey, remember this bunch?

Yeah, Section 24 here will be our main characters for this chapter. This is the shortest one to date, but hopefully folks enjoy it while it does last - do think it's come out well, particularly one sequence toward the end that I think will prove pretty memorable.

Also, as mentioned, this chapter will be crossing over with The Black Princess, mostly on BP's side. I expect you get caught up on that as a result, as from here on out the comics become more more intertwined than they have been thus far. Going to work to make them both able to stand on their own, but you'll get more out of the experience by reading both.

Also, you'll notice our new cover format. This also carries over to BP and there has been talk of doing it with Blues - it's something I had Adam try on a whim, and we're both very happy with how it came out. Gives things much more of a comic book feel I think. I believe this is also the first time we've had the chance to use the logo in the story itself.

As for who that mystery redhead is, you'll have to read to find out.

As for the content of the cover itself, I'm actually really happy with this one. It's simple, but it tells you point-blank what the names of the characters are, and from the charges listed you can gather some things about their personalities and abilities. Plus it prominently shows off who will be the focus for most of this chapter, which is always a good factor in a cover.
26th Apr 2012, 11:33 PM
Adam C.
Definitely doing it with Blues. ^^

But yeah, Martin suggested we put together a cover that looks like something you'd really see on a magazine rack, which led to us both looking over actual comic covers and spotting various tidbits in the corners we could put on it. In particular I like the by-line and the comic "company" on the top. Really love how this comes out.

Funny thing about all the crimes the group's committed- while some of them were given to me outright, like John and Carla's, I got to get creative with the others. Martin told me to give Callous (balding guy in the back) various hate-crimes for his, which led to me looking up which of those were most common. We couldn't think of anything for Ellen (moist-hair lady) so went with the joking option of various non-crimes.

Most of the chapter was tougher to draw than usual- very high head count for WaR and I had to keep their positions strictly in mind for most of it. Still, there's one sequence in this chapter that was really awesome to draw. You'll know it when you see it.