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Comic 1122 - Violet Thoughts, Page 4

26th Jun 2022, 11:00 PM in 30. Violet Thoughts
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26th Jun 2022, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
A weird feeling that was kind of striking us both while doing this page was feeling like we've seen Power recently, even though I don't think she's shown up since the Christmas chapter. Far cry from back when she was in every chapter I guess but I think that bit went on for a bit too long as it was so don't mind backing off of her a bit.

So yeah, lot to unpack with this page, huh? Have to wonder who this person sitting around in Dorothy's room is and what's going on there. Also kind of enjoy Alex being even more blatant than usual with being terrible at hiding things, just kind of a funny bit. Really digging what all Adam's been doing with Christina too, she's a character we always have fun with so been enjoying the shine she's been getting.

Sort of a funny bit of miscommunication. I'd said something to Adam about including Eric in this scene, referring to Lillian's boyfriend, but he misunderstood and thought I was talking about Dorothy's teacher who we haven't seen in ages - I think he last showed up way back in chapter 5. Sort of funny but hey, is good to see him again; is a transplanted character from other work I've done in the past so a fun callback getting to see him pop up here.
27th Jun 2022, 2:04 AM
Adam C.
Gonna say it; this is one of those chapters where the conflict is just an excuse to use the hero, so a lot of the actual "plot" stuff is very make-up-as-we-go because I really just wanna do fun stuff with Alex. So as a result this mystery woman didn't have a design until the time came to draw her and I wound up weirdly drawing a lot from Tharja from Fire Emblem of all people. Random.

I wanted Ropun to be practicing a play for English class with Alex and Christina, so I thought back to plays I actually had to read in high school. Caesar was the obvious choice, especially because of what we could do with Ropun in the title role, so just rolled with it. In particular I just love the font change and how Christina is so checked out of this subject that she can't get the font.

Power having a brief cameo was just needed to get the plot moving, since it's been mentioned she has cameras in Dorothy's apartment. I was actually struggling a lot to NOT write her like Spencer in Blues, even toning down the bite in her snark to be a bit less insulting and more dismissive. Favorite part of that was referring to Xandy as "Rebecca's sister."

Ooo, and of course I had to have Miss Brooks appear in the chapter too. Have a bit of a soft spot for her. Honestly I could've happily cut Power out and only had her there instead. ^^

I do a lot of gags in Blues that Grant is a pretty bad liar, so I liked the contrast that the Shrinking Violet in WaR, Ropun, would naturally be an AWESOME liar as she's an actress. If anything I should've drawn her to look more confident.

Alex's phone rings when Power calls, and originally I was gonna have it be song lyrics that Alex set for her. It wound up being cut because of the panel being cramped, but it would've been either Pink Sunglasses by Miranda Lambert or Never Say Never by Queens of the Stone Age. Latter was Martin's suggestion; he made Power in a few Create-A-Wrestler modes in WWE games and that was his choice for her entrance music.

Comments:

27th Jun 2022, 2:20 AM
Very interesting.