Comic 726 - The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu, Page 8

17th Feb 2018, 12:00 AM in The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu
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Adam C. 17th Feb 2018, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
I was really amazed with how much fun this page wound up looking in color. ^^

Okay, so Marina is a character we haven't really seen in Blues or WaR much so bit of an introduction; she's prone to manic laughter, is a quasi-rival to Sareen Black, and her magical specialty is Summoning.

With the summoning it was a bit weird; her monsters were originally drawn with more human-style faces and eyes and implied a certain degree of self-awareness. I was trying to tweak that design to make them look more animalistic; like they're something she had to tame. Wanted them to not look like monsters who only exist to rip and tear, but also not to look like Pokemon (which all more-or-less have human intelligence). Like, they're somewhere in between. Really pleased with the result, especially the bird in panel 3. ^^

Heh. I feel weird about Vespi's question in the last panel. It's something I never thought about, but something Vespi would probably ask about. Then when I thought about it, I realized I had no idea for a satisfactory answer. Martin came up with a really awesome reason why he doesn't carry one of those weapons, though, and we'll get to it later this chapter. ^^

In a little gag I like, Vespi's naming off melee weapons that would kinda be more valiant and fantastic, while Jake's mentioning different types of guns, which would probably be more practical.
Martin F. 17th Feb 2018, 1:09 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, this is kind of the beginning of everything just breaking out and turning into an outright crazy brawl, even though we haven't really gotten many of the participants involved just yet.

There's actually a point I noticed on this page that was kind of unintended, but Adam worked it into a later script so I'll wait to bring it up when we get to that page. Sort of leaves me unsure what to comment on in the meantime, but I do rather like how this one came out. It's good getting to see Marina again and getting to soup up Viper with a more animalistic kind of look.

One thing that does kind of bare noting is that between how she was kind of showing up early in BP and how she's being depicted nowadays I'm kind of trying to make Marina more manic and goofy, sort of work in the random laughter element a little more directly into her character. Bit of that going on here and also how she's played in the WaR stuff that was written with her then postponed.

Comments:

Wolfintina 17th Feb 2018, 2:30 AM edit delete reply
Oh yeah the crazy chaos has already started and the more the chapter progresses the more chaotic it will become and wowzers Jake has a lot of weapons in his possession.