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Comic 656 - Key, Page 2

3rd Dec 2017, 10:00 PM in 18. Key
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3rd Dec 2017, 10:00 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, the side plot of this chapter is centered around O'Hara.

At a point this chapter was actually going to JUST be about O'Hara, with it just showing her going about her day without any of the heroes counterbalancing her or anything. That pretty much got dropped due to not being necessary or especially convenient but elements of it do remain in her role in the chapter, though we'll get into that as it comes.

This page is really kind of where we started making more of a concentrated effort to beef up the backgrounds, with more consistently shading them and providing more detail in general. Something we've been wanting to do for quite awhile but the vineyard scene was something of a tipping point in actually embracing it.
4th Dec 2017, 12:09 AM
Adam C.
Heh... Yeah, we're trying to do really expand and add depth to the backgrounds. It's not... QUITE consistent (the A-Plot has had VERY boring backgrounds thus far) but we're making more of an effort. Really loved doing that second panel with the tea seat and fancy talkshow background. Heh. Pillow next to O'Hara kinda looks like a turtle. Just noticed that. It's all so good I actually don't feel guilty for copy-pasting the background in those three panels after.

For this O'Hara was supposed to look more "presentable" for television, and actually was impressed by how she both did and didn't clean up. She's much more harmless and helpless looking, rather than diseased or disgusting, but she's still got that sunken, shriveled-up look. Again, love O'Hara's design, and thought this was a great, creepy twist on her.

This entire speech about threatening Alex was great "magnanimous villany." Is that a trope? Something about O'Hara never really coming out and saying what a bastard she clearly is just always makes her so much worse.


4th Dec 2017, 12:35 AM
She's still gross no matter how much she cleans up, what is she going to try to do to Alex this time.