Comic 702 - Lock Blue Up- Page 15

25th Nov 2017, 12:00 AM in Lock Blue Up
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Adam C. 25th Nov 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Ugghhh... Page count is dwindling and with all the crap going on with Thanksgiving, drawing is slow. Gonna need to hit the ground running on Sunday, when things get back to normal.

But yeah, we get into Alex's backstory here.... Kinda funny this information is coming out in Blues and not WaR. Wonder if that comic'll wind up discussing it more directly after this.

Funny this conversation about Alex having trouble with his family comes about during Thanksgiving. Also funny since the last chapter of WaR ended with Alex taking Ropun to his family's vineyard. That made me realize just what balls it took for Alex to run out. The implication with that penultimate panel is that that he's being cut out of the will, and if you go back and look at the pages set in the vineyard, the Raynes are very obviously loaded.

That said, I'm really, really happy with how this page and the two following it came out. The speech Grant gets is something I'm pretty pleased with. ^^
Martin F. 25th Nov 2017, 12:19 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Some of this has been kind of pecked at within WaR but yeah, first we've really dived headlong into it I believe. Kind of funny since it doesn't really directly relate to the point of the chapter, but it is at least thematically appropriate.

It's not really communicated much here but one idea on Alex is that his parents had him very old - it was mentioned waaaaay back in chapter four of WaR, Raynefall (maaaan there is a lot I would do differently with that chapter now), that his dad was 50 and mom was 43. It kind of informs a lot of the particulars of Alex's family - clashing with them on the job issue, him being an only-child, them not quite being comfortable with him being bisexual, other things along that line. I've intended for awhile to actually revisit the parents subject and have them pop up in WaR soon-ish, but there isn't really a timetable on when that'll be convenient to do without just grinding things to a halt.

Incidentally on the phone thing, yeah, that's not just Alex being rude or disinterested but it'll be a little bit before we come back around to it.