Comic 299 - True Blue Filler: Blues Come From Anywhere

5th Feb 2014, 12:00 AM in True Blue Filler
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 5th Feb 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Hot off the presses! I exported this file from Manga Studio literally less than thirty seconds before I started typing this.

Yeah, last minute addition. Whole comic was Martin's idea and really worked nicely for our purposes. For one thing, the issue on the kids all coming from various other parts of the US is something I'd meant to get into for a bit (Jenny actually brings up being from Kansas in the next chapter), and this was a neat way to bring it up.

The main reason for it though was Taktaq. I needed a character with a very specific power in the next chapter, so created her as an Expy to a character with that identical power. Who also happened to be an Inuit. We were both fairly uncomfortable with the idea of having an Inuit character debut in a chapter called "Icy Blue" (especially since, as you'll see, the chapter's name is very fitting), so we tried to come up with an idea to show her off sooner. Martin, thankfully, came up with this idea. I DO plan on using her afterward, just unfortunate timing on showing up.

Also got to confirm the Ruby name that all you lovely folks came up with. ^^ Main reason I included her. We'll find out her best friend's name in the next chapter, incidentally.

I kinda have something in mind based on Heather's only line here, but dunno if I'll ever get to following it up. Of course Guy was a good gag as well. Also imagine Lenore being picked at random for it too and being sent home since she couldn't obey Stickset's command of "Be less creepy."

I didn't use Lore, Nicky or Val since I'm honestly not sure where in the country they're from yet. I was pretty tempted to make Grant from Atlanta to maybe leave the window open for a contrived-as-hell Wright As Rayne crossover but think I've given up on a crossover like that ever happening. Either way, only area I said to myself "Nobody's from" is New York. Since I'm so sick of main-stream Superhero comics either being set in New York or Fake!New York because screw every other city in the country. At least DC is a bit better about it.
Martin F. 5th Feb 2014, 12:17 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Heather's outfit's colors here are based on how the one in the first chapter looked, since I had to look back through it the other day for something or other - I forget what it was exactly. Heather is weird to look at back then at this point - her hair was a lot shorter, and her skin was a lot lighter. Barely recognizable really.

But yeah, though I came up with the idea for this one, as everyone probably gathered from Adam's comments he wrote it. We did kind of struggle for a punchline on this, but Adam came up with that last panel shortly after writing the rest of it.

Don't worry though, the New York quota's still met for the comics since Misty's from there. Hard telling if she and Sareena will ever show up in Blues, though it's possible given Sareena's from Texas and all. Plus Andy and Lore have shown up in BP.

Though WaR... Yeah, be neat to do something with it and Blues, but who knows if that'll ever happen.

Comments:

Wolfintina 5th Feb 2014, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Oh this so funny, is Stickset the one yelling at the kids in this comic? and how do pronounce Taktaq? and any other extras going to be named in the next chapter?
Adam C. 5th Feb 2014, 5:29 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Yeah, that'd be her. ^^ But while I wouldn't be the best expert on Inuit names, I believe the proper pronunciation would be something like "Tack-Talk."

But dunno about names offhand... A lot of them do play fairly big parts due to a certain setpiece I have waiting. ^^
karma chameleon 5th Feb 2014, 10:05 AM edit delete reply
I imagined Val and Nicky being from Arizona. Don't really know why, though...
Adam C. 5th Feb 2014, 9:22 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
.... Huh. I dunno, for some reason that makes a lot of sense to me too.