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Comic 981 - Not Christmas Without You, Page 26

10th Jan 2021, 11:00 PM in 26. Not Christmas Without You
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Author Notes:

10th Jan 2021, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
I always find it weird to comment on these mid-fight scene pages, though am pretty happy with how it came out. A funny note on that third panel is that Adam had multiple ideas for how to go about it - consideration was given to Alex either just being thrown on the floor or the table breaking - and I picked the one I thought would look the most painful. I doubt any of our readers would get it if I made an, "I AM THE TABLE," joke.

I kind of wonder if that line about Arc might read as more ominous than it's supposed to? Kind of sounds like Tryton may have killed him or something, though it's a pretty needless worry on my part I guess since we saw Arc alive and... not exactly well earlier in the chapter so yeah, he's fine.

Either way, yeah, not a gigantic amount to say on this one - imagine Adam will have more since the art's a lot of what this one has going on with it - but do hope that everybody enjoys it.
10th Jan 2021, 11:35 PM
Adam C.
Heh... This is a bit of an odd one for me to comment on too, but still came out pretty fun. It's hitting me just how good we've gotten at doing fight-scenes. This had a pretty record turn-around on lineart (partly out of necessity), but still all flows really nicely and is easily conveyed from the script on how to do each bit.

Martin sent a reference for the third panel, and then get the idea for the table bit Martin mentioned. On top of being the most brutal and painful-looking of the three, it's the one that was easiest to draw; meant I didn't have to do Tryton's lower body.

Good moment here bringing up again that Tryton annihilated Arc's entire family, reminding us of what exactly's at stake. I like that Tryton has also met Arc enough times to remember him, but not enough to think of him as any sort of threat. They probably have an Arab/Whale situation going on, in that one doesn't register the other as a threat and is way, way out of their league in terms of being dangerous.

When we introduce new characters, especially ones with intricate designs like Tryton, there's always a sort of adjustment period where I need to get used to drawing them regularly and consistently. It can take anywhere from 4 pages to forever, but in this case I'm starting to get the hang of Tryton's armor. Previous pages had a lot of edits on the lineart after I finished due to inconsistencies.

I'm starting to get into Tryton. Wondering what the backstory is. Seems to just be a hyperviolent thug who's more interested in spreading terror than the money, but could honestly see it either way. Just spitballing sitting here.


10th Jan 2021, 11:45 PM
Very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.