Comic 210 - Darker Blue, Page 2

6th Apr 2013, 12:00 AM in Darker Blue
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Adam C. 6th Apr 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Yup! 200 pages. ^^ Here's to 200 more, eh? Weird timing, this comes up shortly before the 2nd Year Anniversary, which'll be Monday. Still need to draw something up for that.

Yeah, wanted to do something special for the 200th page, or at least something memorable. The 100th had the kids showing off their costumes, this one has them heading on another field trip. Just wanted something really warm and fuzzy this time. ^^ Show the cementing friendship and all.

Say good-bye to Jake, he's barely in this chapter.... Couldn't really think of a way to work him into the field-trip and figured he stole the spotlight at the end of the last chapter, so he wouldn't hurt too much from a break. You'll see him again at the end.

But yeah, stuff going on... Grant's shirt is a reference to Alex Rayne over in Wright As Rayne. Was the idea of a reader to have him in it, and worked out nicely. ^^ Plus got to contrast it with Jenny's Stargirl shirt. Do like to play up contrast with each being fans of the two identities. Also, Nicky's overalls are designed like Fire Mario. Definitely intentional on Martin's part, I'm just curious if they are on his.

Val's in her Starfleet shirt again, Lore shows off a Fluttershy dress (my favorite pony, along with Derpy), and Andy's shirt... Heh, well, can't see it that well so get to that next time, eh?

Extras too... Miss Tickle is that grown-up in the second panel; one of the school's teachers. Really happy with how she came out since I hated how she looked last time I drew her. Also that one pair of extras we keep seeing. Should really get around to naming them sometime.

But yeah, Anniversary is on Monday! Swing by then!
Martin F. 6th Apr 2013, 12:18 AM edit delete
Martin F.
I have to admit, I'm pretty dissatisfied with my work on this one. I kind of tried something new with cleaning the lines up in the interest of saving some time, and... Yeah, I don't think it really worked out. And after that, I think in the name of making up for lost time on something else, I asked Adam if he could handle the rest of the work given just how busy this page is; I did a little extra cleaning up after that, but in general I just don't feel like I brought my A-game to this page when given the occasion I should have.

Still though, definitely happy with the event itself, and I hope everyone does like the page and the chapter moving forward. Not a whole lot else to say on it, but here's to the next 200! And be sure to swing by on Monday for the second anniversary!

Also, personal favorite pony is Twilight. Fluttershy did have that spot herself, but eventually I realized that Twilight's at the center of most of my favorite episodes while most of Fluttershy's I don't particularly like. She's still high up there though, as is Derpy.


Wolfintina 6th Apr 2013, 12:34 AM edit delete reply
Alright, Alex Rayne t-shirt, COOL, now I finally know what a Storm Over Atlanta t-shirt looks like, that extra in the first panel makes me think of Sonic the hedgehog for some weird reason, and as for names for that pair of extras, how about Ruby and Beryl(or Quartz)?
karma chameleon 6th Apr 2013, 8:37 AM edit delete reply
I like those names. Hmm, and maybe the Sonic-esque kid could be nicknamed Ringo.
Adam C. 6th Apr 2013, 10:20 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Yeah, I was actually going for a Sonic look with him. Meant to be a gold ring on his shirt. I dunno, trying to think of more recurring extras and already had one that looked like Pit, and the devil-kid we sometimes see was a failed attempt to do a human Pikachu so....

Ruby is a definite, maybe Beryl. Not saying no to Ringo, but does seem a tad random. ^^ Any reason on it?
Martin F. 6th Apr 2013, 11:20 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Heh. If I were to guess, because of Sonic's whyole thing with rings.
Adam C. 6th Apr 2013, 2:34 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Oh! Right. Duh. ^^