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Comic 307 - Quiet, Page 4

11th Nov 2013, 12:00 AM in 10. Quiet
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Author Notes:

11th Nov 2013, 12:00 AM
Martin F.
That last panel feels like such a last time they see each other, Disney parent death set-up, doesn't it? Not really the intention, and I'm going to say right now, Laura's dad will be fine and he's showing up again later in the chapter.

We'll also, naturally, be seeing more of Jack later on in the chapter, as if the cover didn't already spell that out. We'll be getting a little more insight into him and some of his eccentricities then.

What else do I have to say here then... Not really sure, but I do really like writing the interactions between Laura and her dad so far. Good getting to get a bit of Laura's real personality out there without her stuttering as much, and her dad tends to be pretty fun in a kind of smooth, calm kind of way.
11th Nov 2013, 12:42 AM
Adam C.
Heh... It does sorta look like he's about to get Uncle Benned, doesn't it? ^^ Don't worry, no plans on that. They just say good-bye this way every day.

One really big problem I have doing dinner scenes in comics is that nobody eats. Because it's made up of static images and these scenes are mostly used for a lot of back-and-forth dialog, you never see anybody put any food into their mouths because they're too busy talking. So they're eating, it's just in-between panels.

I get why it happens, since having them shoveling food in their mouths and saying multiple sentences in the same panel makes them look like they're really rude, but still really bugs me. The only indication the meal is being eaten is that there's less and less food on their plates. Which... looking back, I didn't even do that well. It just looks like in between the fourth and fifth panel they stop talking and cram all their food into their mouths at once before just picking up the conversation again.

Oh, right, Laura's gay. Pretty sure this is the first clear nod given to it in the comic.

Comments:

11th Nov 2013, 12:52 AM
Laura being a closet lesbian and being attracted to Alex in Dorothy's body is mentioned on Martin's DA pages and what job does her dad have anyway?
18th Nov 2013, 4:29 PM
Martin F.
I see him doing something involving construction, likely a supervisor or something.