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Comic 566 - The DeKalb County Public Access Halloween Special, Page 23

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The DeKalb County Public Access Halloween Special, Page 23
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Author Notes:

27th Jan 2017, 12:00 AM
Adam C.
NEW ART STYLE! YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!

Yeah, me and Martin had been talking, hashed out this new way of doing the comics using different Manga Studio tools. Is funner and easier to use, and looks WAY better. ^^ Really almost looks like an entirely different comic. To the point that it feels weird switching to it mid-chapter but the alternative is waiting months to show it off.

One weird aspect that proves how good this is is that the line-art no longer looks like shit before it's been colored. On the whole though, pages drawn like this tend to look like an entirely different comic, in the most awesome possible way. Everything just kinda pops.

This change WILL be happening to Blues soon, by the way. Those comics are ahead of WaR in drawing, so it'll take a second for us to catch up.

Honestly, because of the pen and the characters involved, I wound up having a blast drawing this page and trying to figure out where everyone is. I burned through it in one day. One thing I wanted to do was show Alex and Ropun as close and concerned, so made sure Alex is standing by her giving support in every shot. I had just had to do some last-minute corrections for a previous page due to overlooking details on the script, so was especially conscious of subtleties in this one.
27th Jan 2017, 12:07 AM
Martin F.
Yeah, look, new art! And a bit darker shading to go with it but that's not quite as noticeable.

Yeah, this is a change we had been kicking around for a little bit but sort of rushed into when it came time to actually fully embracing it. Took a few pages before we took the jump from just doing it for stray pictures to doing it in comic form though.

To that end, yeah, really happy with this page. Everything just feels a bit more lively and animated and it just on the whole feels both more loose and more detailed. Just really looks great in my opinion and hopefully readers will like it too.

Also, I like that this is providing an excuse to heighten Jake's screentime a little more. She's been appearing a fair bit more lately but it kind of feels like her initial planned role as the third friend for Sareena and Misty was first not as present as it could've been and then pretty much taken over entirely with Ana's introduction, so it's good getting to give her some stuff to do with this one.

Comments:

27th Jan 2017, 12:22 AM
This is certainly an interesting page, great job guys.