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Comic 980 - Not Christmas Without You, Page 25

7th Jan 2021, 11:00 PM in 26. Not Christmas Without You
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7th Jan 2021, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heheh.... Yeah, buckle in because this fight scene's going in on full. Martin said this page felt more dynamic than usual, which was pretty flattering; normally when we get really impressive with shots it's a conscious effort on the part of one or both of us, but here everything sort of flowed out very naturally. Quite encouraging, really. The kick of the gun out of Tryton's arms, Alex's charge forward, Tryton turning ancd casually elbowing Alex off him... Just great moments all around.

It's hard to comment on an action page beyond this, but I do love how Alex isn't playing around. He's enough of a smartass who enjoys fighting that he tends to bait and fuck with people in fights, or at least test the waters and form a strategy, but when shit is on the line he goes hard and fast. We saw a bit of that in his rematch with McShay, where he went in with a plan from the start, but here it's even more intense. Fuck plans. Fuck everything. Just hit Tryton as hard as possible and as violently as possible.

Forget how long the fight scene is but already enjoying it. Hope folks'll enjoy it. ^^
7th Jan 2021, 11:07 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, this was a lot of fun to do - really showing just how protective of a parent Alex really is. Tryton happening to be a threat in the general vicinity of Xandy is enough to make them absolutely enraged and out for blood, to the point of not being properly strategic about it. Think it makes for a really nice moment for the character.

In general am pretty happy with this page, most particularly the first and last panels, bit more dynamic than we're really used to. Would like to try and make that the norm but it's kind of a learning process really getting to framing shots that way.

It's actually sort of funny, the decision to go with the armor led to a pretty distinct difference in how the fight would go, though will go into that more in future pages where it's more applicable. Just felt like mentioning it here due to the armor being drawn attention to with Alex futilely hitting it.

Think this makes for a cool moment with Mercy too. Not really the norm for the character, though he also had his moments in Blue Cold, but do think this is a good little display for him stepping in like this.


8th Jan 2021, 3:12 AM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
8th Jan 2021, 4:06 PM