Comic 336 - The Fontainebleu Pages, Page 1

10th Jun 2014, 11:00 PM in The Fontainebleu Pages
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Author Notes:

Martin F. 10th Jun 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete
Martin F.
And now for something completely different!

This is important and does relate to some things actually within the story proper, we assure you. It'll take awhile before we see the whole of this story though or see where it is going - the crossover starts Saturday, after all.

Given there are no real colors here, and I only actually got to see this page for the first time like a week ago, naturally I didn't really have anything to do with it. I do know where it's going though, the whole scene's been scripted out in advance. Though there is something I need Adam to correct in the next one...

Well, whatever. Anyway, I'll leave this for him to talk about, and we will see you for the start of Blue Skies With a Chance of Rayne on Saturday!
Adam C. 10th Jun 2014, 11:42 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Heheh... Dont' worry, already handled that. ^^ Do kinda wish you hadn't corrected me though, or the artwork for that next page would've turned out very, very different.

So yeah, Crossover starts Saturday! Don't worry, we're not gonna dwell on this!

This is a bit of a twist. Believe us, this'll have effects down the line, just gonna be a while. There will be more Fontainebleu Pages down the line. Will admit, more than anything else I really enjoyed writing this page. The kind of antiquated writing style (though yeah, I know I'm probably waaaaay off in dialect) was a ton of fun to convey and get right.

I was less sure about the art style, trying to go for things that might've been doodled in the pages of the diary this is taken from. Martin really liked it though, even checked how hard it was in case he wants to try something similar in the other comics. While I liked doing the ship, doing Fontainebleu himself in the cabin was harder. Especially since I had trouble finding a good reference for what Pre-Revolutionary French Aristocrats dressed like.

This is, as far as I know, historically accurate, though. Well, okay, not the thing about Louis XVI's court magician, but many aristocrats did escape death by fleeing to various French colonies, including America. The flag Fontainebleu has on the wall of his cabin is even the flag of France before the revolution. If I got any details wrong, lemme know. I already had to check to see that Texas was still a Spanish colony at the time of the French Revolution and not an sovereign nation.

Do hope you guys enjoy this, since I'm pretty nervous how it'll go over. Especially with it coming just before the uberly-hyped crossover.

Comments:

karma chameleon 10th Jun 2014, 11:54 PM edit delete reply
So, this isn't the first time the blood has run blue, hm? Also, the Smash Bros tournament was most satisfying, and the fact that Lady Palutena is playable in Smash 4 is so sweet.
Adam C. 11th Jun 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Oh, God, yes. I'm so hyped up now. I mean, I really was annoyed with the 3DS version coming out first; seemed like a really cheap way to make sure you bought it alongside the Wii-U version, but I gotta get it now. Not to mention since I'm such a huge Mega Man fanboy.... All they need is Ness. Annoyed he hasn't been announced yet.

Heh... But sadly no, it's something else. The use of the term "blue-blood" referred to here is sort of a pun on my part; in the real world it's a term for aristocrats and "old money," who were killed and disposed of during the French Revolution. In the comic, literal blue-bloods only started appearing about six years ago.
Wolfintina 10th Jun 2014, 11:56 PM edit delete reply
Why do I keep thinking of the Black family when I read this. Yes finally crossover Starchild and the kids working together it's a dream come true I've been so looking forward to the crossover.
Adam C. 11th Jun 2014, 12:03 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Glad you're so pumped. ^^ Really do hope you'll enjoy starting next week.
Drakefire100 11th Jun 2014, 7:17 PM edit delete reply
Blue bloods happened earlier. That bring in a lot of questions than answers. Maybe blue bloods went extinct. And this Fontainebleu fellow was both a mage and a blue blood.
Adam C. 13th Jun 2014, 1:48 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Well, the intended use of "blue-blood" here is the "real world" use, that is to say a person born into aristocracy like a Baron or a Count. ^^ Sorry to get your hopes up.