Comic 208 - Darker Blue, Cover

30th Mar 2013, 12:00 AM in Darker Blue
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Author Notes:

Martin F. 30th Mar 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
If you couldn't tell from the cover, this chapter's going to be a little weird. That'll start right from the first page of it, so just a heads-up, we're getting strange and it's not really like any of the Blues chapters so far.

Still, with that in mind, we definitely hope you enjoy it! I'm in a little bit of a rush and I don't have a lot to say on this cover off the top of my head, but we hope you like this and the story moving forward.
Adam C. 30th Mar 2013, 12:53 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Yeahhhh, this chapter's gonna be pretty different. After the Spencer chapter turned out way too long and since the chapter following this is going to have high stakes, tried a few different ideas here. To be specific, this is what Tropes would call a Breather Episode, sandwiched between two major threats (Spencer and the next, upcoming villain).

First of all, the chapter has a much bigger emphasis on humor which... I'm gonna say, is a risky move. I never found my own writing all THAT funny, at least not enough to be a major focus of the comic. Amusing at best. That said, I did try hard to put some decent jokes into this chapter and hope they get at least a couple of chuckles. Surprised at how funny I think it turned out, but humor's so subject I've got no clue what anybody else'll think about it.

Secondly, I took efforts to make this chapter shorter. Pretty much directly because of the Spencer chapter, I want this one to move a lot quicker so I kept it as trim as I could. Still not as short as I would've liked (scripts have all been finished and half the pages are drawn by this point) but getting better at compressing my stories, which is a good sign.

Thirdly.... Eheh... Hate to say this, but you might need to have a cursory knowledge on comic book trends to understand this one. Think it might work without it, but sorta add an extra wrinkle if you know a bit of history. Anybody watch Linkara? That should be plenty.

But yeah, cover... I think Martin had the idea for one of this new bloke, whose name we'll be learning in the comic proper, just marching straight toward the reader. Then I got the idea of him just marching toward the reader... but it being zoomed out so we can see everything going on around him. I think it was Martin who added the extra idea of him interrupting the original cover of the page, but whoever it was, think it came out nice. ^^

Comments:

Wolfintina 30th Mar 2013, 1:10 AM edit delete reply
I think that crazy guy interupting their field trip to the carnival will be plenty funny Adam(too bad Jake's stuck at the school), and the 200th page and Blues anniversary will soon be here.
Adam C. 30th Mar 2013, 10:35 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh... Yeah, will have to do something for the anniversary. ^^ Appreciate the reminder, just hope the chapter works out.
karma chameleon 30th Mar 2013, 2:58 PM edit delete reply
Wait... this looks like the first cover! (except Grant's socks are blue here...)
Adam C. 30th Mar 2013, 10:34 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, meant to try to re-create that, just being interrupted by this new bloke.