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Comic 896 - In Our Own Native Land, Page 11

19th Mar 2020, 11:00 PM in 24. In Our Own Native Land
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Author Notes:

19th Mar 2020, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
This page is kind of weirdly frustrating in that I've been trying to really spice up the backgrounds lately - it's very evident if you look at Blue Blood Heroes - but this one didn't really provide a chance to do that. I did try having a brick pattern for the walls and I did most of the page with it, but the amount of text here rendered it largely pointless past the first panel so I scrapped that. Or actually just turned the layer off and hid it but same difference really.

Still, I do definitely like how that last panel came out, this big dramatic walkout. Pretty sure I wrote this particular script before Pokemon Sword and Shield had actually come out but still a pretty definite resemblance with that.

Oh right, the hair! We've been experimenting with fluffing that up lately, giving it a bit more in the way of a visual flare. What's funny is I feel like it's most radically different on Misty, but this is both the first and last time we'll actually be seeing it on her for a bit because of the mask. Could see it taking some adjustment but given it's something we're still getting used to there's a decent chance it'll look a fair bit different next time we see it; actually even within this one page the later panels had to be tweaked after the fact to look more like the first one. Still very much a work in progress, the hair thing.

Also I really like how that shot of Daryl swinging the towel around came out. In general I tend to find Daryl just a lot of fun to do stuff with.
20th Mar 2020, 12:08 AM
Adam C.
Yeah, the hair was a BIG change for us. It feels really drastic but in general we're just trying to make hair fluffier and more alive. It came out to have pretty drastic effects on Misty, Sareena, and Daryl. Of course it looks great on Daryl. I dunno, been struggling with it a bit trying to make sure it's consistent and pops... Thoughts?

God, that last panel came out great. Just a great image that really pops and leaves an impact. Hopefully people'll enjoy the next page coming for the same reason. ^^

But yeah, Daryl's a big favorite to do stuff with. Why's he playing couch here? Who cares! Ten laps for you just for asking, sonny! Chop chop!
21st Mar 2020, 10:03 PM
Martin F.
Damn it, I did this within like a couple hours of the page going up but then forgot to actually upload it - basically while I was shading this one I thought about giving Sonia a Danganronpa shirt, since the color I gave her reminded me of one Adam bought for me recently.

I decided not to at the time because it seemed time-consuming and this page was a last minute scramble to get up, but then I thought better of it and decided it gave her a bit of extra character to have it, kind of leaning into making her into visual novels. So yeah, bit of a retcon from the initial upload of this page to add that aspect.


20th Mar 2020, 12:31 AM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.