Comic 264 - Blues in the Night, Page 23

9th Oct 2013, 12:00 AM in Blues in the Night
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Author Notes:

Martin F. 9th Oct 2013, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
First off, if you read our other comics - swing by Wright as Rayne on Thursday for the third anniversary, and The Black Princess has its tenth chapter starting on Saturday.

This whole sequence, which runs most of the rest of the chapter, was sort of awkward to color. I hadn't gotten down sort of a trick of sorts to save time in coloring, and by extension due to the compression between Manga Studio's files and making them images I was having to pretty often adjust for the colors sort of slipping as I re-sampled them. It really made the coloring time balloon a bit, but not helped by the night color scheme generally being more difficult to keep track of everything with and some complicated effects at hand.

Happy with this whole sequence and this page on its own, though. Weirdly, though it pops up in some later pages, we don't actually see too much of this telepathic speaking thing through this fight. It's consistent about showing up, just not used nearly as much as it is in this page.

Kind of funny, really, since Adam initially kicked around having the only speaking done in this sequence be via that. I'll leave that for him to go into though.

As it stands, this chapter will be running for about another month, so sit tight and keep on reading!
Adam C. 9th Oct 2013, 12:16 AM edit delete
Adam C.
You'll notice in the third panel McCay is "standing" directly where Grant is supposed to be, so that's what Val was aiming for.

And yeah, that's the answer to the blue-blood immunity thing. ^^ Way back when I was getting started with the comic and McCay was the first villain I came up with, I was worried since telepathy is sorta an unstoppable power when you think about it. I remembered this line in the first X-Men movie where Xavier mentions the different in human and mutant brainwaves and figured it'd be a decent way to level the playing field.

To the text-box thing, the idea was that the character's mouths would still be open or posed so they were obviously talking, but that would be silent and we would hear their thoughts as McCay "spoke" to them telepathically. I think I dropped it since I was afraid it'd be too confusing and make the scene too hard to right, though would've been interesting.

Also, Jenny (and Nicky, if you notice his expression) is more confused than worried about Jenny since she doesn't see McCay seemingly-teleporting. He didn't broadcast that image to everybody.

Comments:

Wolfintina 9th Oct 2013, 12:26 AM edit delete reply
It's interesting that McCay is standing in the light when at this point it seems he has been completely swallowed by darkness, and it will also be interesting to see how this fight plays out.
Adam C. 9th Oct 2013, 2:57 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Huh... Yeah, good poi- I mean, yes. That's exactly what I was going for.