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Comic 938 - A Girl Named Dorothy, Page 16

13th Aug 2020, 11:00 PM in 25. A Girl Named Dorothy
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13th Aug 2020, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
..... Crap, really like this page but not sure what to say about it. This is setting up something that Alex is planning to help speed along his recovery but we can't exactly say what it is.

Either way, this is the last time in the chapter Candice pops up, been really fun seeing her again. ^^ Also Jodie is apparently watching Miracle On 34th Street but starring Frisk from Undertale in the role Natalie Wood played. Weird, huh?

OH! One thing I will bring up is that since that last shot in the final panel is of Dorothy prior to the events of the comic, we tried to walk her back into how she looked in Chapter 1. I'll probably go a lot more into this on Monday, but was a weird, interesting challenge drawing her. About all I got. ^^
13th Aug 2020, 11:01 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, next page we're getting a direct, albeit brief, look at Dorothy herself - very overdue I feel like. As much as we've seen aspects of her life, heard about her, and seen Alex talk about how getting her back to her own life is important to him, the closest we've really seen to actually getting to know Dorothy herself thus far is as a Twilight Minister-induced hallucination in The Black Princess. It's a little thing but I think it's pretty needed. Probably have more to say about it there, though do think a funny note needs to be made in regards to the next page now.

Originally she was drawn here with long sleeves and her shirt was green; the next page Adam drew her outfit without sleeves and it was easier to go back and edit this one than the other way around. Except between her skintone, hair color, revised hairstyle, and the green sleeveless shirt, she looked distractingly similar to Ivy League, thus the switch to blue.

That's the biggest thing to comment on here, but pretty happy with this page on the whole. In particular I'm really hoping people are happy with that sunset - I decided that I wanted to make one look really good on this page and so put some effort into getting it just right. Would really like to hear thoughts on how that panned out.

Something I don't think panned out as well is the grain on the TV. I actually tried to make it look appropriately staticky and old, but it doesn't really show in exporting; live and learn that I need to emphasize that further in future attempts at a similar effect, I suppose. Actually might bare trying to make that a thing with Mantioda in Blue Blood Heroes, it'd be a logical fit for her. ... If you don't read Blues, Mantioda is a mantis queen from the moon who was brought to life from a 1950's sci-fi serial. Yeah, that exists in this continuity. Mantioda probably isn't even the weirdest member of that group.

Admittedly it's probably not too terribly hard to put together what Alex is thinking about, but this chapter actually doesn't have very long to go in it anyway.


13th Aug 2020, 11:14 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.