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Comic 234 - Skeletons in the Closet, Page 1

16th Dec 2012, 11:00 PM in 8. Skeletons in the Closet
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Author Notes:

16th Dec 2012, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Martin's internet is still out, so for the foreseeable future, I'm going to be the only author commenting on these pages. I know we've got a silent bunch of readers so now would be a good time to speak up. I'm so lonely....

This page came out particularly good. ^^ A bit of a change for us, but think it really cements the coming of the new story arc and the scenery didn't turn out half bad. Helped along is that Martin storyboarded the first panel for me to get a good idea of what it would look like.

The only problem is that I think I got the second panel wrong. Looking at the script again, I think it was meant to be a row of lockers, each marked with a sign saying either "Loving" or "Fearing" on them, like the students are marked for an attack. I sorta wound up with this instead... Maybe this is what was in mind, since Martin didn't tell me otherwise. Still, I do find it pretty embarrassing when I go pretty far from the script.

This is Dorothy's high school, it's just that I forgot the name it already had (... Keystone? Keysomething?) and so I wound up naming it after President Carter. Seemed right since he was a Georgia native. Martin corrected me on it, but he liked the new name better so it stuck. ^^
17th Dec 2012, 6:35 PM
Martin F.
On my 3DS so gonna gist this. Pretty happy with this one - liked scripting it, and while some things weren't exactly as planned I think Adam did a great job.

Should mention this is probably the most intense chapter so far, and Alex's situation will be sort of coming to a head in the pages to come.

Comments:

17th Dec 2012, 12:16 AM
It was Cross Keys High School Adam couldn't you have just gone back and checked the other pages for the name instead of thinking up a new one how are you going to explain the name change in story? But man those cultists work fast I guess this is what O'Hara meant when she told Rin tomorrow was a big day and this is a creepy way to start a chapter but given the creepy title page it makes sense.
17th Dec 2012, 1:22 PM
Adam C.
Eheh... Like I said, it slipped my mind that there was already a name for it. ^^ Martin plans on having it mentioned in-universe that the school changed names.

But yeah, this all went up the night before the episode's start. ^^ Glad you're creeped out, though. Martin put a lot of attention to the atmosphere in his scripts and think it came out very nice.
17th Dec 2012, 4:25 PM
One other thing Adam, do you realise this page is marked as ghosts in the attic, page 1? wrong comic there
17th Dec 2012, 7:00 PM
never mind looks like Martin fixed it
17th Dec 2012, 7:02 PM
Martin F.
Actually pretty sure Adam did that at some point. Anyway, while I'm available lemme go ahead and explain the name change - since the last school year and this new one, Cross Keys has consolidated with another school. This is also why Eric and Erin are at a new school this year.