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Comic 1193 - Two Kings and a Jester, Page 20

17th Mar 2023, 6:00 AM in 31. Two Kings and a Jester
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17th Mar 2023, 6:00 AM
Adam C.
Heheh... Of course if we're showing off the Light That Remembers' minions, we'd need a return of Poppy Tear. She's a great, terrifying presence that everybody remembered. And of course, y'know, the "Jester" in the title of this chapter is a pretty big giveaway that she'd be turning up. And the jack-in-the-box on the cover.

Funny thing; when I originally drew that in the last page it wasn't big enough for Poppy Tear to comfortably sit in unless she's also a great contortionist. Wound up having to make it bigger and bigger, which resulted in the great shot where she's towering over Alex in the last panel.

This page was piss-easy to draw too, which was pretty welcome. ...... Huh. I actually just realized; even with how heavy the comics can be sometime, since switching to morning updates I've been getting WAY more sleep. That's awesome. ^^
17th Mar 2023, 6:11 AM
Martin F.
This chapter is in a lot of ways a direct sequel to Claim My Kingdom, to the point that while toying around with potential titles for it I considered going with Reclaim My Kingdom; seeing as we're following up with both Xmarlek and Poppy Tear after they last both popped up in that one it would've certainly been an appropriate title, but I thought it'd be giving the game away a bit too much when Poppy Tear wouldn't be appearing until late in anyway, even if it was pretty telegraphed.

Funny thing about this page, Adam kind of completely misdrew most of it? As scripted it was supposed to be Caligo, the shadow guy from the previous couple of pages, doing the heavy-lifting and talking in this one, and he mistakenly drew it all as this other guy (who will be named in a later page, but for the record his name is James Laveau) instead, which led me to have to adjust the dialogue a bit to make it work. Little clumsy I think but it was a lot more realistic than editing it would have been at the point when the error was realized.


17th Mar 2023, 8:29 PM
The word jester made me think of Poppy Tear right away, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.