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Comic 864 - Filler: The Wright Sisters

28th Nov 2019, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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28th Nov 2019, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Hey, so we're celebrating Thanksgiving (or I guess at this point more Black Friday) by way of seeing... a character we've never actually seen before! Makes perfect sense!

Yeah, if you recall there've been a handful of times it's been mentioned in passing that Dorothy has a half-sister. She's named Jodie, and we did a design for her recently, with her also getting a namedrop later in this chapter (which I went back and edited in not only after this chapter was already scripted but after the next one was already finished). This would naturally suggest that she's going to be in the next chapter then and... Nope, she certainly isn't! But we will be seeing her very soon.

She was actually going to be in the next one - to the point her appearance had already been scripted in one of the first pages of the chapter - but then it was decided it worked better splitting the main and sub plots of that chapter because both of them had too much I wanted to do with them to limit them to a B-plot. So we'll be seeing her in the one after, though the next chapter isn't really gigantically long or anything. More details will come on the hows and whys of the split when that one starts, but we need to finish the current chapter first, not a huge amount left to go there.

There'll be more filler on Monday first though - not really strictly necessary, next page is mostly ready to go already, but we could use the chance to get a little bit more breathing room is all. Do hope that everyone enjoys though and if anybody has anything they might want to see out of the next filler, feel free to let us know.
29th Nov 2019, 1:26 AM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, Jodie's big introduction chapter was going to be the next one, but it was figured out that it made more sense to wait on seeing her. The kicker? I'm the one who made the argument that we should wait before showing her, pointing out the logistics of the chapter orders... DESPITE the fact that her chapter was genuinely the one I wanted to do next.

When doing a story arc, it's weird how precise and important chapter orders have to be. Like, we have to take a long-view in making sure things flow naturally, especially if a chapter would logically leave an impact in how a character thinks and acts. Not to mention tone... Over in Blues, the chapter AFTER the one running now is going to be really, REALLY dark.... and be followed by one of the most adorable and cutesy ever just to offset it.

But yeah, Jodie. She was a ton of fun to design. ^^ The first priority was to make her look like Dorothy, and I liked just how kinda adorably geeky she came out. Really can't wait to see her.


29th Nov 2019, 1:44 AM
How about showing off their dad for the next filler, very interesting.