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Comic 556 - The DeKalb County Public Access Halloween Special, Page 15

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The DeKalb County Public Access Halloween Special, Page 15
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Author Notes:

23rd Dec 2016, 12:00 AM
Martin F.
It kind of occurs to me we still haven't actually learned all that much about Ana honestly. Intend to go into some things and get a little more insight into her when the date with Paxton comes up, but for now while I feel like the comic's done a decent bit of showing off her personality and given her some room to flex on that front we haven't actually learned all that much about her beyond that, be it what job she has, some of her life experiences, or anything like that, or even seen the inside of where she lives (though outside did come up in a BP filler). We know she has a cousin, has done some genealogy work and by extension a little bit about her family background, and now that she worked nights. Kind of weird that's all we know really, particularly since I feel like in terms of her personality she's gotten some chances to shine lately, but like I said, we'll definitely be getting a lot more background into her soon.

Anyway, more properly onto the page itself now... Does it come off weird having Alex arrange a date with Chris earlier in the chapter and now right at the same party hitting on Randy? I do picture Alex being pretty flirty that way, though it probably should go ahead and be specified now though it'll likely be said in the comic as well later, yeah, Alex isn't intending to do any sleeping around in Dorothy's body or anything. Not going to have that Superior Spider-Man, "You know that's rape, right?" issue in this comic.

Nice getting to give Jenny another scene, seeing as she hasn't had dialogue since her introduction, and have her, Nick, and Randy show up again, always good. This trio was kind of always meant to get more focus than they have thus far, though nature of their characters and the fact we haven't seen a lot at the school lately means can only do so much.

Incidentally I like getting to lampshade how up and down some of the ages are in this comic. I don't think it's so huge a leap it doesn't make sense or anything, but I guess it could come off a little odd that someone like Ana - who is 27, which I'm wanting to say has been said before but I'd have no idea when - is hanging out with someone like Laura who's 15. Though with Sareena being 20 and Misty being 24, with both of those I know having come up in BP, the connections make a bit more sense and fit together better.

I hope everyone has a good Christmas weekend. We're looking to post something on Sunday for it, but no guarantees. Also we maaaay have some slight schedule issues sometime in the next couple of weeks, no guarantees but it is possible. Adam's dental issues are still a thing and it might end up setting us back on working a few days, we're not really sure at this time.
23rd Dec 2016, 12:07 AM
Adam C.
Yeah, one of my other teeth is infected and has to be removed. Depending on how bad I feel after the procedure we might need to take a week off the comic just so I'll have time to recover. So ya know.

Anyway, yeah, Alex flirting with Randy was a bit of a surprise. ^^ I knew going into the chapter setting up a date with Chris was on the horizon but this was new. Honestly, if I'd known beforehand about this I would've toned down the douchiness to Randy. Like, would've given him an actual costume, maybe change his haircut. Heh... Maybe having him dress like Alex would've been interesting.

I was trying to think of a good costume for Nick and somehow settled on Ryu. Not sure why; I think because I was flipping through some Con Cosplay pictures and found one of a guy dressed as Ken. I dunno. Helps Ryu is both a costume that's casual and easy to do but also just a touch above "Lazy."

.... Is Nick beeping Ana's nose in that one panel?

Comments:

23rd Dec 2016, 12:20 AM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.