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Comic 271 - A Time For Work, Page 3

28th Apr 2013, 11:00 PM in 9. A Time For Work
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Author Notes:

28th Apr 2013, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
We've pulled a decent bit ahead at the moment, so we're going to go ahead with having bonus updates for Wright as Rayne and Black Princess for the first weekend of the month. Swing by on Friday for that here, and Saturday for BP's.

So yeah, Bullet Time doesn't screw around before getting to the point. Or maybe he does, because it is going to be awhile before we see him again after this.

This is one thing that made this chapter sort of convenient for needing to switch. Again this page was written before the change in format, but it does still get the ball off and rolling in a hurry and Alex is already given some idea of just what he's up against for this chapter. It's going to be a pretty eventful one in general, though.

Outside of that, I actually intended Bullet Time to be smacking Alex instead of punching him in the second and third panels. No huge difference, just figured it bared mentioning - see him tending to be kind of condescending even in the way he fights.

Then there's that first panel... What's with the way Alex is talking and moving? Stay tuned to find out.
28th Apr 2013, 11:36 PM
Adam C.
Asshole materializes out of nowhere, beats the crap out of you before you have a chance to react, and then insults you in the most obnoxious way possible before vanishing? That's funny, I don't even remember opening TF2.

But yeah, liked this panel. You'd think the slow-motion effect is something we would've seen in Blues by now given its more effect-heavy, but I guess Martin beat me to the punch there. Pun unintended.

The light smacking thing might've done better to establish Bullet Time's character, but say the punching works alright. Does show it as very brutal and at the very least establishes that he doesn't mind kicking someone when they're blindsided.

Biggest flaw, though? He's looking at the camera. I meant to have him be looking in Alex's direction but... Ugh. Can't unsee. I guess he's talking to the audience.
28th Apr 2013, 11:51 PM
Adam C.
Martin edited the eye-thing. Enjoy this brief discussion on comic anatomy between the two of us.
"Hell, I could probably do it in Paint if you'd rather. Just need to move the pupils... eyeballs... whatever those are more toward the corner."
"Heh. Irises?"
"Heh. Kind of unclear, because it's kind of a bit of all three against the white in the art style. Like, there's a dot for a pupil there, and some white, and... Yeah. It's like eyes within eyes."

Comments:

29th Apr 2013, 12:30 AM
I've already got a good idea of what's going on in the first panel and it will take a lot more than that to bring Alex down.
29th Apr 2013, 11:32 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, probably not too hard to discern, though the next page will kind of spell it out regardless. As for how Alex will go about fighting him... That'll be a little bit of a wait, but I'll go ahead and say it was a fun fight to write and it's definitely pretty different from most of what we've done so far.