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Comic 316 - Quiet, Page 11

30th Dec 2013, 12:00 AM in 10. Quiet
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Author Notes:

30th Dec 2013, 12:00 AM
Martin F.
First of all - be sure to come by Friday for the first update of the year.

When I scripted this page, I was really unsure on whether to have it be completely silent, or to show Laura's thoughts throughout. As you can see, I decided to go without it, which I think looking at it is the right move. Kind of lets things speak for themselves, and I do think it's pretty self-explanatory what exactly's going on in each panel.

It does bare mentioning that one role this chapter serves in things is that Laura's probably going to be a much more common character from this point. I don't know if she'll actually be in the next chapter or not, probably not given how it'll be going, but this chapter does sort of lay the groundwork for her being a major character and being someone we see Alex interact with a lot. The full extent of her role is still a ways off, but keep an eye out on her.

Kind of funny I'd be saying that when the next scene with her won't be focusing on her relationship with Alex, but eh. For the time being, on Friday we'll be cutting back to Rin and sticking with him for a little bit.
30th Dec 2013, 1:52 AM
Adam C.
I really did enjoy doing this page; rarely you get to focus so much on expressions and gestures in these comics so was a lot of fun to work on. ^^ To anyone who didn't know already, also felt this was a really neat way of showing off that Laura had a crush on Dorothy.

I was a bit curious how to do this... I kept wanting to make Laura look annoyed or depressed when Dorothy wasn't looking, sort of hinting that she was disappointed by their relationship not being closer. Then it kinda made me think about those entitled weirdos who've made the phrase "nice guy" sound really devious, and figured Laura is probably happy just to be friends with Dorothy even if things don't progress further.

Hope you folks enjoyed the page at least. ^^ In spite of all the copy/pasting with the desk, didn't save as much time as you'd think.

Comments:

30th Dec 2013, 2:02 AM
Since Laura isn't ready to come out of the closet there really isn't any way for their relationship to progress beyond friendship anyway and this is a really neat page.
31st Dec 2013, 1:08 PM
Martin F.
Glad you like it. True though, their relationship is kind of limited in how far it can go for the time being, though their friendship will if nothing else be getting some more focus and development in the coming chapters.