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Comic 394 - Sound Alive, Page 21

19th Apr 2015, 11:00 PM in 12. Sound Alive
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Author Notes:

19th Apr 2015, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
I've been told by readers that the bigger word balloons are a bit harder to read, so I'm trying to break up larger text blocks into more manageable chunks. I personally really like these speeches O'Hara does, so I enjoy reading them in script form and by the time I put them into balloons I know what they say so I suppose it doesn't really occur to me.... Either way, tried to break them up, in this one; before it would've just had these balloons as one solid mass for each panel. Thoughts?

I think over the course of this chapter O'Hara has really established herself as a really serious villain. I think she's probably my favorite out of all the comics to have appeared thus far; she's so horrible and sick, you just want to punch her in the gut. Great effect.

What's not a great effect is the motion of the cane coming down. I dunno, does that carry well? I was sorta afraid it didn't quite work out, though looking closer again at the final version it does look a lot better in color.
19th Apr 2015, 11:14 PM
Martin F.
Hey, we finally get an explanation for the title! Pretty sure I said it'd come up eventually.

But yeah, I was really trying to turn up the sleaze here, really make O'Hara just seem like a really warped, horrible person for whom doing the kinds of things we've seen her do to this point - like this, manipulating those kids, screwing with Rin, whatever else - is really just a normal, everyday thing she really doesn't even think much of. She's probably given this exact same speech to people before and it been the start of completely breaking them.

By the same token though, did really want to play up that this sort of thing really doesn't impress Alex at all. He's probably been in this same sort of situation before and come out of it fine. Something of an irresistible force meets immovable object kind of thing.


19th Apr 2015, 11:24 PM
I don't see how slamming a cane onto his hand could hurt worse than anything Weapon did to him and he didn't cry out in pain at any point during that fight, wonder what will happen when O'Hara realizes she's facing off against someone she can't break.
27th Apr 2015, 12:00 AM
Martin F.
Who knows, maybe she can find a way.
25th Apr 2015, 3:53 PM
what WOULD be awesome, though i doubt it...is if big red stopped the cane, not wanting a handicap in her fight
26th Apr 2015, 11:59 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, didn't quite happen, but would be a nice show of honor, huh?