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Comic 965 - Not Christmas Without You, Page 12

15th Nov 2020, 11:00 PM in 26. Not Christmas Without You
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15th Nov 2020, 11:00 PM
Adam C.
Will comment when I wake up; too exhausted now.
15th Nov 2020, 11:15 PM
Martin F.
Not the biggest debut in this page but first off, shout out to one of our readers, Wolfintina - remember you asked when we'd actually see John's sister waaaay back and hey, here she is! Kind of a minor capacity but still, pretty overdue.

Of course, the more clearly big deal here is Masina Malulu, what with the way we've been letting her simmer on the backburner for a bit now; kind of a consequence of not wanting to let the comic get too bogged down, since at a point there was going to be a chapter focused around her but we decided to go ahead and wrap up the O'Hara arc then instead so her proper debut wound up being pushed back.

We made some tweaks to her design here since the previous times we've seen her in fillers and the anniversary picture, mostly trying to make her look a bit more visually Samoan. Would also like to spice up her actual gear when we see her on stage again, meant to do that before the anniversary picture but with everything else going on we didn't really have the time to devote to an outright redesign right then.

Sort of a hard page to comment on beyond that since it's kind of just setting up the conversation to come, but do hope that everyone enjoys.
16th Nov 2020, 12:08 AM
Adam C.
Yeah, this page was a big one but results were pretty fun. I remember being surprised we got to see Glenn twice in the same chapter, and finally seeing John's sister.... Was fun getting to design her, was trying to make her look similar enough to her brother that you could tell while still distinct. I'm actually really happy with the design now that I stop and see it again.

But yeah, was neat being introduced to Masina properly here. Very satisfying since she's an interesting character I've wanted to have shown off for a while. I like when we get characters who naturally raise questions about the world and get to raise them up. What's the state of stage magic in this world? How do stage magicians feel about actual witches? How do witches feel about stage magic? These are questions Masina raises that I just sorta wanna see answered. ^^

Sareena is only 20, so was told in making the picture at the top of the panel to make her look noticeably younger to help demonstrate that. Idea is it was probably taken not long after moving from Texas to Atlanta, and this is just a momento she sent to her family (The text reads "I miss you, grandpa!"). Also, Misty apparently is in the Golden Deer house. .... I just took a guess to which house fit her and that felt natural.


16th Nov 2020, 2:29 AM
How long as it been seen I asked that question, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.