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Comic 354 - Red, White, and Blue, Page 14

3rd Aug 2014, 11:00 PM in 11. Red, White, and Blue
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Author Notes:

3rd Aug 2014, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, this is more or less all we really see of the Patriot Initiative in this chapter. This was mostly just to establish them, and to give an opening for Arc to slip in. We'll see more of them sooner rather than later but it'll mostly be in Black Princess. The focus is pretty much just on Arc from here.

Speaking of, so nice to have him around, actually doing stuff finally. I am sorry it took so long for him to debut - the schedule change was of course a part of it, but the big thing that made him get pushed back was Skeletons in the Closet being added as a last-minute sort of thing because I felt the story needed something like it, and then I was split on whether to have this chapter or Quiet go first and I decided on Quiet.

One thing that bares mentioning, the panel showing Alex throwing down the jacket is showing him covering the cellphone with it, but you can't see that due to the dialogue. It's really not important though.

Anyway, I think that's all I've got right now, and I imagine the next few pages will also be kind of thin on stuff to talk about until we really learn some things about Arc. All the same though, I hope everyone enjoys this and what all's to come!
3rd Aug 2014, 11:36 PM
Adam C.
Eheh... Yeah, I have trouble with dialog placement sometimes.... ^^ Sorry, folks.

But yeah, that thing can be weird. There's this storyline involving Spencer I've been teasing in the Blues previews for a while but due to the layout of that comic shifting a lot, it's taking forever to happen. Crossover chapter's gonna be long, and that's with me cutting the fat like crazy, and have another chapter to do between them.

The guy in the second panel making the announcement is named DeGroot. Just mentioning it since I was really pleased with how he came out visually. He looks a lot like an actual politician; charming but untrustworthy. Not saying that he IS in politics, at least I don't think... Will have to see how it goes down the line since I'm not entirely sure what his day-job is come to think of it. Like the design at any rate.

Oh, right, I've been adjusting how I do ears, just adding those little lines to them so they look a bit more natural. Also shrinking them down so they don't stick out as much. If you notice it's spotty, that's because I'm slowly getting into the habit of it and don't remember to do it every time.


3rd Aug 2014, 11:49 PM
This just criminals fighting criminals, and it looks like Arc gave Alex an excuse to go down there.