Comic 373 - Blue Skies With A Chance Of Rayne, Page 36

17th Oct 2014, 11:00 PM in Blue Skies With a Chance of Rayne
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Adam C. 17th Oct 2014, 11:00 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Great, now I DO get to put this one up and I'm tired, scatterbrained, and have my brother walking around. Hard to get my thoughts straight to comment.

Lemme see what I can do, though. Again, this was a conversation I'd really been looking forward to. It's my favorite page in the chapter just because a couple of different character issues intersect here and reflect on each other. Grant's feelings toward his parents, Alex's feelings toward Xandy, Grant's feelings toward Alex, and even in a weird way, Alex's feelings toward himself. I also love how coy it is; the subject never technically leaves Xandy's situation, even though that's obviously not what everyone's talking about.

I guess this was kinda on-the-nose, especially that speech from Grant in the fourth panel summing up the issue of Xandy moving to Alex, but I think it sorta works just because there are more issues at play here.

Something at least one fan noticed was that a few times Grant checks his e-mail to write to Alex, something is going on reminding him of his parents. I didn't pay much attention to that when mentioned, but when doing this page I realized Grant had probably been trying to work up the courage to ask Alex about his own parental relations for a long time. Asking "Dorothy" was just a way to get the info without having to ask Alex directly. I considered having a line where Grant asks "Dorothy" to not mention the conversation to Alex since it "didn't mean anything," but there are some plans in place that would've made that weird.
Martin F. 17th Oct 2014, 11:08 PM edit delete reply
Martin F.
I think I like this other thing coming up more, but I am pretty happy with this one too. Kind of took me a minute to fully see the different angles of this one admittedly so could probably quickly grow on me.

Think Adam pretty well covered this one really, so not sure what all I'll have to say specifically. Think that mirror was done in a different way from how we typically do reflections and other faded visuals like that, like I think the mirror is layered over the reflection instead of the other way around like we typically do. Don't really recall for sure though, colored a lot of pages lately and it's been awhile on this one.

I dunno, about all I've got I think. Do really like these sorts of moments with Alex and Grant creeping into the comic, in RPs and stuff we've written them as being very close for awhile now and I'd like to do more of it in canon. Though of course there'll be certain limitations on that front.

Comments:

Wolfintina 17th Oct 2014, 11:16 PM edit delete reply
This is an amazing page but in the last panel shouldn't it be " I think I feel a little better now."
Adam C. 17th Oct 2014, 11:22 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Fixed. ^^ Really gladja like, very happy with it ourselves.