Comic 196 - Best Served Blue, Page 39

16th Feb 2013, 12:00 AM in Best Served Blue
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Martin F. 16th Feb 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Pretty happy with this one. Was pleased to get it finished, since it does kind of get us moving toward the end of the chapter. Not a whole lot longer left to go here, though not quite at the end just yet.

This page went through a few different revisions. There was one base one, then Adam tweaked it just before posting this (to the point I'd already set up the first version), then I tweaked it further and we decided to use the version you see here. Maybe we can post the other versions to the DeviantArt mirror as scraps or something.
Adam C. 16th Feb 2013, 2:37 AM edit delete
Adam C.
I think this is a pretty fair sum-up of characters like Spencer. The biggest influences on Spencer when I was coming up with the character were Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, and Light Yagami, and all have similar traits. They're all zealous, charismatic, and take on enormously lofty goals in spite of being mortal humans. They're also all immensely petty.

That's something that a lot of writers seem to try and brush under the rug- the characters I just mentioned are grandiose and larger than life, but they also try to stamp out anyone that opposes them for the most superficial reasons. Spencer wants Blues belittled for having something he can't, and as charming and likeable as I tried to make the character (I genuinely enjoy the guy, even as he does terrible things) there's no way to get rid of that.

Spencer is in a lot of ways my attempt to take the characters I just mentioned and fix things about them that've always bugged me. Among a lot of other nitpicks I had with those characters, I wanted to spell it out that as nice as he is, he's doing terrible things for terrible reasons and not try to pretend like that aspect of the character isn't there.

I could probably go on about other tweaks I made to the formula, but I don't wanna turn this into a rant, so will save that for later. ^^ Hey, what's Andy doing?


karma chameleon 16th Feb 2013, 8:48 AM edit delete reply
...And Andy has broken free.
Adam C. 19th Feb 2013, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
That he has. ^^
Wolfintina 16th Feb 2013, 2:53 PM edit delete reply
So Spencer's problem with blue-bloods is the old "one thing money can't buy" deal, Jake's right he is pathetic, hey Andy free Jake so Lore can break free.
Adam C. 19th Feb 2013, 2:16 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh.... Pretty much. ^^ We'll have to see how Andy does, though...