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Comic 876 - Blue Cold, Page 29

9th Jan 2020, 11:00 PM in 23. Blue Cold
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Blue Cold, Page 29
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Author Notes:

9th Jan 2020, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Very happy with this page. ^^ A curb-stomp like this could've easily turned out to being a cartoon flurry of fists, but Martin taking a montage method with it let it be kinda smooth while still showing off a lot of pain and damage to Sareena. Personal favorite bit is Mr. Atlanta pinning Sareena by kneeling on her head, especially with how at first she has her chin pinned against the carpet but defiantly raises it when DeGroot marches forward to talk down to her.

The way we don't see any of the Patriot Initiative guys' faces comes off as creepy to me, like they're just ominous and inhuman in their action here. I kinda wish Fulton's face wasn't viewable in the first panel given that.... Though did love Mr. Atlanta turning to look back as the group leaves. In general love drawing him; he's very fun to do since I like how he and Marvelous Man don't look anything alike despite both being super-huge, muscular brunette dudes. I'm a little conscious about "Only Two Faces" and that variance is very welcome.

Either way, not much to say on this page, but this wraps up the chapter. Next one'll be diving head-first into the Patriot Initiative plot, tackling it head-on. Hope you folks enjoy that when it comes. ^^
9th Jan 2020, 11:08 PM
Martin F.
Thoughts on the new End of Chapter graphic? We've been wanting to experiment with that for awhile and this felt like a good way to do it without being too obtrusive; does make the page slightly larger than it would be otherwise but that's something we're kind of toying around with for other reasons as of the next chapter anyway.

I actually kind of pictured the Atlanta pinning Sareena thing down looking much different in scripting, a lot lower and with him more directly visible over top of her. Do think this works though, and can see where putting the faces out of focus for most of the page is a benefit to it.

So yeah. We'll be going on a break for a little bit before we pick up on chapter 24. Actually went through quite a bit of back and forth on that chapter; it'll probably be a bit before we can get into all of the details but originally it and chapter 25 were going to be together, then I decided each one had too much going on to split the screentime between them, then at a point was going to do chapter 25 before that one, before ultimately deciding going straight into the Patriot Initiative from here felt more natural, both due to the logical follow through and also as it related to other things going on around it.

There are a lot of characters we haven't seen in awhile who'll be showing up in the next chapter, by the way. Like a surprisingly high amount.

Comments:

9th Jan 2020, 11:14 PM
Looks fine to me, what a mess, nobody's trying to show you up, you guys are just that bad.