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Comic 872 - Blue Cold, Page 25

26th Dec 2019, 11:00 PM in 23. Blue Cold
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26th Dec 2019, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
This page is actually kind of a big deal going forward - the thing about Sareena never showing up will be explained shortly, and moreover, this page does a lot to set up what's going to be Alex's prime motivation in the next couple of chapters; he isn't actually going to factor very heavily into the next one but the one after is going to be way outside of familiar territory for us in more ways than one.

Kind of always wanted to have Alex end up lashing out at Ivy at some point during this whole thing, but was kind of tricky picking the exact moment - doing it mid-fight would just make him look like an idiot, after all, and while I batted around having Alex do something once the fight ended, I think it works better having it happen after some more prodding from Ivy, particularly given she's kind of had a good hit coming with how antagonistic she's been throughout the day anyway. Was really also why Hazel got to strangle her for a bit, just a further bit of her being shown up a little.

There are four pages left in this chapter; was wanting to angle to try to finish it before the end of the year but given some of the delays that came out of Adam's job it just didn't quite work out that way. Still, am certainly hoping everyone enjoys what's to come. Still not quite ready to give the name of the next chapter yet.
27th Dec 2019, 1:12 AM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, this was really fun. ^^ Martin's right; Ivy's sort of had this coming for a while, so was nice to finally see her get busted in the mouth after pissing people off just a bit too much. Was kinda neat to see it coming from Alex of all people. .... Sort of appropriate, she sort of came out the best-looking in this chapter, so kinda had this coming.

It's a little touch but liked doing the sky; made the scene sort of pop more.... Speaking of, you can still sorta see the train wreck in the background of the first panel. .... I think I wound up putting the dialog balloons over them because I wasn't entirely happy with how it came out. Between the face that they're in the distance coupled with the fact that everything is toppled over it had this "just knocked over toy" feeling.

All the same, love the expressions here, especially with how adorable Grant is for most of it. Like how he's the only one going forward to step in when Alex hits Ivy, but Christina wordlessly stops him. Very big-sisterly of her. ^^
27th Dec 2019, 3:32 AM
Martin F.
Oh right, only relevant on Comic Fury but if you didn't notice, we updated the site's background. Something we've been meaning to do for a loooong time but it's just not been a top priority.

Comments:

27th Dec 2019, 1:57 AM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
27th Dec 2019, 12:26 PM
It's weird Ivy callin Dorothy a toddler with Grant there.


Though I kinda think Ivy has feelings for Alex more than clueing in on the soul transfer, but does accept they are connected.
28th Dec 2019, 12:07 AM
Martin F.
Yeah, probably kind of an awkward nickname when there's someone significantly smaller running around.
28th Dec 2019, 2:06 AM
Ack the second paragraph should have read:

Though I kinda think Ivy thinks Dorothy has feelings for Alex more than clueing in on the soul transfer, but does accept they are connected.