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Comic 935 - A Girl Named Dorothy, Page 13

2nd Aug 2020, 11:00 PM in 25. A Girl Named Dorothy
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Author Notes:

2nd Aug 2020, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
This is probably one of the more jumpy pages we've done but I am pretty happy with it - sort of just conveying the isolation Alex is feeling here and how several days later he's still not quite over this conversation with Sareena and Sarabeth, even if he is pretty good at putting on a mask over it. And of course it's fun getting in a little more with Dorothy's family.

It's funny, we actually wanted to use the fourth panel as a cue to improve how we draw glasses, and while I think that registered I think the real highlight there is how the Trouble board came out. We should have more board games in the comics apparently - might be fun to do with the Blues kids sometime in some capacity. ... I can kind of think of a potential context for it actually. I'll need to hold onto that.

I'd ask if anyone has any guesses who Alex is talking to in that last panel but while it's a character who's figured into things before, they've previously had no name and we've never seen them. Next page alleviates both those things.
2nd Aug 2020, 11:15 PM
Adam C.
Yeah, I'm fully prepared to do nothing with my comments but gush about that board.

I don't even have much memory of playing Trouble and tend to get it confused a lot with Sorry. But I put a lot of work into getting this just right. Perfectly symmetrical and systemed objects really throw me off since I'm always having trouble getting it looking exactly right, so I had to step up my game just to get it right. I easily spent more time on the board than I did any individual heads.

I'm not really jumping to do another one of these but it'd fit in really well with Blues and I think I've learned something from this. It helps that Trouble had a super-complex board structure compared to Monopoly. Or Clue. Always liked Clue. ..... Mouse Trap would be impossible, man. That's not happening.

Actually staring at this, I really love how good that Metroid looks. It was just a super-quick detail I threw in because I could see Dorothy being into the games, being a sci-fi fan.

Like Martin said, a major focus on this page was to practice drawing cups. Made sure to have Alex taking a sip from his just to really practice with it.
2nd Aug 2020, 11:34 PM
Martin F.
I'm actually really glad that I'm not the only one who perpetually gets Trouble and Sorry confused.


2nd Aug 2020, 11:19 PM
Very interesting, looking forward to the next page.