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Comic 973 - Not Christmas Without You, Page 19

13th Dec 2020, 11:00 PM in 26. Not Christmas Without You
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Author Notes:

13th Dec 2020, 12:00 AM
Adam C.
Yeaaaaaah, the awkwardness continues. One thing I like about this storyarc is it captures a lot of different moods and feelings you can get during the holidays. There's teary reunions and happy fun get-togethers but nobody really talks about the super-awkward, uncomfortable moments with people you don't know, have no connection to, and only feel a need to see out of obligation. Ivy and Candice clearly have no idea how to act in relation with each other. It's really sad in comparison to the flashback panel in the last page where she clearly is showing tons of affection for her little girl.

I feel really weird about just how much I enjoyed drawing the most awkward hug possible. This was in some ways a really hard page to draw just because expressions are so key. Had to work hard to make sure they were exactly right. Not something I typically have to second-guess myself on.

Either way, emotional page in all the wrong ways, so curious what folks'll think. ^^
13th Dec 2020, 11:11 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, this page is pretty much designed to just be as awkward as possible - first couple of panels of course kind of show the gap between them in more ways than one, and do think it kind of goes to show how neither one of them is really sure how to handle being around the other. It goes uncommented on but I feel like each one expected to have come and gone before the other got to the house.

We also get a bit of a sign that Ivy and Rage have some history. I don't know if that's come up before or not but it is a subject I intend to explore a bit further; I do get the sense that they've run into each other over the course of their superheroics and had their share of awkward interactions over the years in their own right.

Comments:

14th Dec 2020, 1:19 AM
Oh boy, how much more awkward can this possibly get, what in the world is going to happen now.
14th Dec 2020, 7:40 AM
Martin F.
Heh. Yeah, situation isn't exactly ideal, is it? Thanks for reading.
14th Dec 2020, 5:04 AM
Ooff, nothing worse than having this kind of thing happen around the holidays
14th Dec 2020, 7:40 AM
Martin F.
Yeah, definitely not the time of year you want to deal with this sort of thing, huh? Thanks for reading.
17th Dec 2020, 6:48 AM
Jaycee Storm
Dear God, that's painful to watch. And to make it worse, it's during Christmas. I really do hope things get less awkward between them.