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Comic 761 - Loving Family, Page 5

3rd Dec 2018, 12:00 AM in 21. Loving Family
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Loving Family, Page 5
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Author Notes:

3rd Dec 2018, 12:00 AM
Adam C.
Heh. Will comment in a bit. ^^
3rd Dec 2018, 12:15 AM
Martin F.
Okay, so first off, how's everyone feeling that mini Misty head in that one bit of dialogue? It's something I wrote into the script of a page a few after this one and kind of just decided to back up and try integrating. Not too distracting or anything, is it?

That out of the way...

Yeah, a lot more information about our mystery siblings here, including the boy's name being Everett. A funny thing is I batted around giving them the last name Damron (the last name wasn't actually settled on until this page) but that'd have given Megan the same name as someone I went to school with so I decided against it. Ended up going with the last name of someone else from school instead.

One touch I really like here that was all Adam was Ella inexplicably putting on glasses just for this. Felt like an appropriate way for her to try to come off serious and intelligent, and to kind of still make her look goofy in the face of giving an exposition dump. Similar little note is her being uncomfortable with mentioning the idea of murder, just thought that'd be a cute little thing and that isn't nearly as strictly professional as she's trying to be.

Interesting note on Megan's powers, I actually batted around for awhile what exactly to have them be. I wanted something along this line for sure but the initial idea was just that she only produced noise when she wanted to - that was the thought process on how she managed to get into the back of Ana's car without being noticed. I decided to bump that up to only can be observed directly or when she wants to be primarily because while the sound thing is a super useful power most of the time, it would be absolutely useless against Misty.
3rd Dec 2018, 5:09 PM
Adam C.
Damn, thought I'd commented on this one.... Yeah, fun page. I like that this chapter gives a really wide variety of stuff to draw. ^^

That said, am I the only one who realizes that Megan's power is basically Slender Man's abilities but better? Unless Slender Man CAN choose not to be visible on tape and is allowing himself to be just for.... Nnnnn.... Okay, yeah, damn, nevermind.... Forget I said anything.

I meant to have Everett bouncing a ball to himself in the penultimate panel; that's why his hand's like that. I tend to bounce this rubber ball to myself sometimes at work, what it made me think of.

This is the first time doing that head-bubble-caption thing in the comics. Get used to that, it's coming up in a lot of upcoming pages.

Comments:

3rd Dec 2018, 7:57 PM
I've seen the mini head in the word balloons in plenty of comics so it's something I'm used to, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.