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Comic 659 - Key, Page 5

14th Dec 2017, 11:00 PM in 18. Key
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Author Notes:

14th Dec 2017, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Heh... I should've set this up before I was watching the clock like this... Okay, so a lot to say on this one; we're really getting into what that Lock contraption is. Erm... Come back Monday because it's a BIG bomb to drop.

Aaaactually that's most of what I was gonna takl about, without that there's not much.

In addition to more focus on the background (which... doesn't come across so much here, but work with us, people), we're trying to be a big more comic-booky with sound-effects. Martin asked for a nice big CRACK so we're doing that.

Are also seeing more of Kadaram (that woman with the Spock ears, you'll recall). Since a big part of her appeal to us was that we'd never had an Indian character before, wanted to have her dress in a lot of Indian clothing. She's got a lovely Sari here, which looked like crap in the lineart but Martin really lovingly punched up with all those textures and details in the finished product.

Speaking of wardrobes; as a joke, when I send the lineart off to be colored I give Hearst orange sunglasses as a reference to Ikari Gendo from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Martin apparently liked the look since he gave her sliiightly orange-tinted glasses here.... and without realizing it gave her a black suit with a red undershirt, the color scheme of Gendo's uniform in the show. So yeah. Hearst is cosplaying as Ikari Gendo.
14th Dec 2017, 11:19 PM
Martin F.
Yeah, total coincidence on that whole thing. Even the orange tint of the glasses really had nothing to do with the way Adam prepped them, don't really pay any mind to that. More remembered he did a joke page with them once and thought it looked better than the green tint she usually has so rolled with it here in editing her palette.

Either way, as Adam said, next page is a huge one that has ramifications on both comics, so I would definitely be sure to swing by Monday for that. More to say on that when we get there.

Also this is kind of what I meant by this being kind of the most natural intermingling of WaR and BP stuff so far - just outright seeing Alex and Hearst interacting directly in this chapter and having the superhero and magic stuff directly come together. Speaking of, who had money on Alex having screentime with Kadaram before Sareena and Misty do?

Related note on that, I actually at a point was going to have Sareena and Misty tagging along as Hearst's backup but had an issue with that. I'll go into it more when it becomes relevant.


14th Dec 2017, 11:51 PM
Very, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.