Comic 259 - Blues in the Night, Page 18

21st Sep 2013, 12:00 AM in Blues in the Night
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Martin F. 21st Sep 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Oh, hey, it's Aurora! Good to see she's doing well. Or on the floor crying in pain. One of those.

I remember this page took me a good while to color, though don't really recall the specifics. I was probably just distracted with something or other while doing it, and it was compounded by the variety of scenery here.

Not sure what all else to say here then, but try not to think of Total Recall while reading this!
Adam C. 21st Sep 2013, 12:12 AM edit delete
Adam C.

Well, great. I work hard to make this moment really creepy and Martin ruins it by way of pointing out an unintended movie reference.

Y'wanna know something really creepy? The doctor in the mental ward in the third panel was drawn to resemble one of my favorite teachers at college, Dr. Brannon. I never mentioned this to Martin or sent him a picture, but her colors came out identical to her anyway. Usually there are times when I do something in the line-art with a reference in mind that's lost in the coloring, but he nailed it here. That's just spooky.

Case in point, the line-art for the waitress in the first panel was meant to be Diane, not Eiko. Eh. ^^

Either way, really happy to see Aurora again. She is eventually turning up in future chapters, so had to show signs she's still around and okay. .... Well, not okay for the moment, but overall she's alright.

For the record, I don't think McCay is doing this intentionally, he's just taking the sum of all his bitterness and anger over his situation and unleashing it on the entire town.

Jenny's hair in the last panel was a massive pain to draw. I do really like how it came out, and like how she looks with her hair down in general, but this was too time-consuming to keep doing. I was originally gonna have her going out with her hair down but when this turned out to be such a problem I made her put it in a ponytail.


karma chameleon 21st Sep 2013, 12:12 AM edit delete reply
Oh. Only adults are affected. Can't wait to see how our favorite bald disciplinarian is reacting to this. Heheheh...
Adam C. 21st Sep 2013, 12:13 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh.... Close. It's not affecting the kids here for a different reason. ^^ We sadly don't see Stickset's suffering, but it does later get mentioned.
Wolfintina 21st Sep 2013, 1:16 AM edit delete reply
I always thought McCay was doing all this on a subconscious level of things, this not something Aurora needs to be dealing with when her mind is in such a fragile state, and maybe the blue gene is protecting the kids from getting anything other then nightmares from McCays psychic attacks.
karma chameleon 21st Sep 2013, 8:28 PM edit delete reply
That last part makes sense. Since McCay is a Blue Blood (albeit an artificial one), other Blue Bloods must be less vulnerable to his powers.