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Comic 918 - Rainy Day Filler: Pride Month 2020

4th Jun 2020, 11:00 PM in Rainy Day Filler
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4th Jun 2020, 11:00 PM
Martin F.
Hey, Ropun filler will resume on Monday but I was wanting to do something for Pride Month this year and it felt like a good idea to do it sooner rather than later. I actually also wanted to try one with Blues while at it but in terms of prominent established characters there it's pretty much just Heather and Val for the moment, so we decided to just include them in on this one; we'll likely see some more names sooner rather than later but it's just not really a comic that's gone that heavily into dating and the like to date. ... What's funny is there is at least one more flag I'd like to be flying in this picture but we just aren't quite to the point for it to come up yet. Maybe next year.

I'm actually a little disappointed that I don't think we'll get the chance to do a Black Lives Matter filler; certainly a sentiment I'm 100% on board with but I don't really want to sink too much of the filler into being political and we only have three pages of it left after this one. Remainder of the filler will probably be more of the Ropun subplot but we might end up returning to Xandy and Lenore for the last one, not really sure; admittedly need for that is kind of reduced by Blue Blood Heroes being about to wrap up its own chapter so we'll be able to see more of the two of them there, though that also has a filler story arc planned this time so... Yeah, I dunno. Does it help that they're both about to re-enter into the actual narrative of their respective comics?

In either case, yeah. I'd like to try and get into the habit of doing filler for stuff like this and for the Transgender Day of Remembrance on a more regular basis but it can be pretty easy to kind of forget the specific dates for some things (honestly I do well to remember when it's Thanksgiving). A whole month though is certainly easy to recall so going to try and make this an annual feature of the comic from this point. ... Next year maybe they'll just be flying the flags instead of wearing them, that was actually quite time-consuming to do.

For what it's worth I actually pretty heavily thought about including Pearce but it seemed like it'd register kind of weird to throw a villain in.

Damn I need to update the cast page. I might make that my project after I finish up the last Blues page of the chapter.
4th Jun 2020, 11:16 PM
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, Martin suggested this idea and I got pretty hype for doing something for Pride month. ^^ Had to put more time into this one than we usually do for comics but eh, fuckit, looks great. And I was able to get out an entire comic page the same day so it all works out.

Daryl and Heather are my favorites. Love the visual of Heather kissing her girlfriend's hand. Though Martin did point out that Christina is probably the happiest we've ever seen her. A little touch that wasn't intentional is that the boys are on one side, girls on the other, with Alex-as-Dorothy in the center. Funny, that.

Yeah, not sure what I wanna do for more filler going forward... There's at least one gag for the Ropun thing I want to do, but beyond that who knows... More of Lenore and Xandy is good, but like Martin said, both of them are actually gonna pop up in their actual comics soon.

About all I got. Happy Pride Month, folks~


4th Jun 2020, 11:31 PM
Very interesting.