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Comic 330 - Quiet, Page 25

23rd Mar 2014, 11:00 PM in 10. Quiet
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Author Notes:

23rd Mar 2014, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Thanks to this page I learned the difference between "dialogue" and "dialog". I tend to prefer to use the former and it turns out that is the correct one for most uses of the word.

Anyway, yeah. We have shading now! Yes, this is a permanent change, though we're still getting used to the specifics of it so the look might change a bit from how it comes off now as we get more in tune with it. The Black Princess will be making the switch soon, should be next week, and Blue Blood Heroes will start with it on its 300th page - that's actually the first one we did it on but this is going up first.

The plan actually was for us to start with the shading for the other two comics on the last pages of their respective chapters, which'd also put WaR starting it on its 300th, but this page called for it. And I'm glad we went ahead with it since I'm very pleased with how this one came out.

Actually two versions of this page - it had dialogue in one panel, but we thought it probably looked better without it. Not a lot missed - just in the one-before-last panel Rin stammered out something in surprise on seeing the DVDs returned.

The 300th page is just three away now. I'll go ahead and say here - the current plan is for us to go ahead with the weekend update for next month so that we can wrap up the chapter on the Monday afterward, then we're leaning toward taking a story break for both comics for a few weeks to pull a bit further ahead. We'll still have content in that time, it'll just be some more minor stuff. Specific dates to come.

Either way, the next chapter is titled Red, White, and Blue. No, despite the name you're not going to be seeing any Blue Blood Heroes characters popping up in WaR any time soon; the title has a different meaning to it and isn't trying to fit its naming scheme or anything. Though that chapter does, finally, have Arc in it, so there is that.
23rd Mar 2014, 11:26 PM
Adam C.
There's.... There's a difference? Huh.

But yeah, we were really floored by the results here. ^^ Since comic production for me has slowed down quite a bit, I was already sorta unsure about doing it regularly, but when we saw how this came out, we both just thought, "Yeah, this is here to stay." Shading certainly won't be this dramatic most of the time, but no doing pages with it seems sorta naked now.

This has got to instantly be one of my favorite pages in the chapter (not THE favorite, most likely, but will explain on that later), just because of the atmosphere and tone established in it.

Not sure what else I can say about it, though. Am curious to get to Page 300. Won't be long now. ^^
23rd Mar 2014, 11:33 PM
Martin F.
"Dialog" is only used when talking about computers. It's "dialogue" otherwise.

Oh, and since I finished writing the next chapter yesterday, a correction from the last page - McShay does show up in it.


23rd Mar 2014, 11:44 PM
Oh poor Rin it looks like the events of the day have just been too much for him, and the shading makes this page look really dramatic.
31st Mar 2014, 12:13 AM
Martin F.
Glad you think so. But yeah, Rin's not exactly having the easiest time lately. Hopefully he's doing better by the next time we see him.