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Comic 646 - A Man And A Woman- Page 30

29th Oct 2017, 11:00 PM in 17. A Man and a Woman
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Author Notes:

29th Oct 2017, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heh... Yeah, this is one of the best pages we've done in the entire comic. Scatter-brained, gonna comment after I get lunch.
29th Oct 2017, 11:07 PM
Martin F.
Heh. You can tell Adam was really invested in the backgrounds on this one, huh?

Yeah, this was pretty much put together with the intention of being one big (literally given it's double length) resolution page for the numerous lingering hooks in the chapter all at once while still having some emotional punch to it in its own right.

Do think I'd have maybe spaced things out a little more if I were writing this again now, just because it does kind of lead to an abrupt wrap-up, but I do definitely love how this page came out in its own right. What to talk about in particular here...

I was honestly really unsure exactly how to end the chapter. I mulled over a few different options, but eventually calling back to the Canidice thing and bringing that matter back into focus seemed like the right way to go. It's at least a further acknowledgement that Alex did listen to what she had to say and does want to try and do better by Dorothy than he's been doing, much like how since that point he hasn't done any fighting besides when he blindsided Glory last chapter.

I think now's probably a good time to go into the whole Laura with powers subject. That's actually something I really kind of debated with myself over for a long time, whether to do it, if so when to do it, that sort of thing. There are a few different things in mind with where all that's going to play out, but one element of it I'm kind of wanting to explore a bit is just kind of seeing what it's like sort of realizing this about yourself and how it progresses.

Of course, it'll be a little bit before we get into that, because Laura actually isn't in the next chapter. But before we get to that point we've got one more page in this one. Be sure to swing by for it on Friday!
30th Oct 2017, 2:38 AM
Adam C.
Gaaaah, konked out immediately after I set this up and never got my comments. And it's such a good page too...

Yeah, artistically this is one of the best pages we've ever done. The artwork is beautiful and I just love the big romantic pay-off (or lack thereof) of these two. Martin said in the script that even though it was just the two of them in a vineyard talking, to make it look oddly adventurous. Kinda knew exactly what he meant and worked to put that in. ^^

It... Is admittedly stretching to probably make the vineyard an outright hedge-maze... Maybe the Raynes' particular brand is less concerned with volume than they are quality and only put out a certain amount of bottles every year. Plus they probably rent this place out for weddings because LOOK AT THIS GODDAMN MAGICAL DREAMLAND!

I remember at the start of this comic asking Martin if he was going to include a line making it clear that, despite being flirty, Alex wasn't intending to have sex. That would REALLY be ignoring the advice he got involving Dorothy. It was great waiting to hold that until here at the very end. It can be read that Alex doesn't want to go all the way with Ropun or that he just doesn't want to hook up in any official capacity and keep things calm. Even just dating her would give Dorothy a loooot of stuff to deal with.

I'm gonna try and get more invested on the backgrounds. It's hard to keep up that level of creativity but can see about it. Something on this level will probably be pretty rare, though.

Comments:

29th Oct 2017, 11:36 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.