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Comic 342 - Red, White, and Blue, Page 3

18th May 2014, 11:00 PM in 11. Red, White, and Blue
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Author Notes:

18th May 2014, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Like Martin said, first half of this chapter is very dialog-heavy. Whatever, feels like I'm still bouncing back into comics since finals so makes me job easier at least.

Because of Martin's internet situation, I wound up coloring this one. Because it's all stuff that appeared in earlier pages it wasn't too hard, only thing that was different was I had to fix the mystery girl's eyes from being brown to green. Last minute thing, did it just this morning.

Wow, in that last sentence I actually referred to the mystery girl by name and had to fix that. Because we talk about this stuff so casually, it's easy to slip up. Hell, I once accidentally blurted out we were doing a crossover in a Livestream weeks before the announcement was made. Thankfully there weren't any readers there at the time.

Either way, page's pretty basic. Martin suggested I started getting tigher and closer on character's faces, so trying that out here, as seen in Panel 2. Weirdly enough I've been re-reading Ultimate Spider-Man since the movie came out and that comic does it too, but to a crazy extent. Like, the character's faces taking up the entire panel. Trying not to go that nuts.

Here're Martin's Comments:
Woo, a page that I didn't color! That'll probably limit how much I'm going to have to say about it.

Yeah, Adam's been having to handle coloring duties on some things while I'm having my Internet troubles. We've started finding some workarounds, I colored the page after this and probably going to be able to handle the one after that too. Internet situation will likely be resolved within a couple of weeks.

Let's talk about the page itself then. Going to be kind of weird going this whole chapter talking about someone who's heavily present
throughout but isn't named. At least since she only ever interacts with Sarabeth in this chapter, it shouldn't be too terribly confusing to keep them straight or anything.

So, the big thing here is that something happened between O'Hara and Sarabeth that was notable enough for the news to cover it. We'll be getting an explanation on that one very shortly, sort of will be the first of several mini-stories told in this chapter. That sort of thing is part of why I went the framing I did for this - it does help with jumping around between that, the stuff with Arc and the Patriot Initiative, and the thing I mentioned that was planned for the last chapter but got moved to this one of Alex breaking into the Monroes' house.

Another reason for that is it helps create a feeling of Alex not being present while he's off in Texas despite him being onscreen for most of the chapter.

And of course, it allows for establishing some important information for down the road. This one is going to be a big deal and she'll be bringing up some important information later - actually pretty proud of myself for managing to establish two big things in the current chapters for WaR and BP in their own ways without being redundant, and with both organic to the story. Another important thing is that detail in the first panel that people rebelled against Sarabeth for being soft. That's important.


18th May 2014, 11:57 PM
It seems to me that poor Sarabeth has had trouble since day one because she never wanted to be the leader of Eight Sin in the first place, and this whole mess with Alex shows just how desperate she is to get out.