Comic 396 - Stronger, Faster, Bluer, Page 7er

31st Dec 2014, 12:00 AM in Stronger, Faster, Bluer
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Martin F. 31st Dec 2014, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
I think it kind of shows that Grant's scream wasn't conceived at the same time everyone else's powers was. Think we've mentioned it before but basically, Adam thought he'd be kind of useless with just flight and I threw out the scream idea.

Which really hasn't come up that much, sort of a once a battle thing, which has always been the intention. This should help to give Grant some more flexibility with things though, y'know, probably advisable he get a better hang on it first given the potential results as it is right now.

Think that's about all I've got. Kind of wish I made the light Val's shooting off a bit darker, looks sort of distractingly bright.
Adam C. 31st Dec 2014, 1:38 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Eheh... Think you did. I brightened them before exporting it. Her glow was way dimmer than Jake's flashlight, and I found it kinda distracting for that reason.

But yeah, Grant's sonic cry has had kinda limited use, so made sense to refine it. Had a few other ideas for its use planned, playing with the idea of what he can do with sound, but think the cutter-thing came to me watching Yu Yu Hakusho. Even though (think we've mentioned this too) the reason Martin suggested Grant have a sonic-cry as a secondary power was he was playing as Sindel in Mortal Kombat at the time. Think I'll hold off on having Grant scream into a person's ear so hard the opposite side of their head explodes.

Tried to get the trees heavier here to show they're not in the clearing and a bit deeper into the woods... I do like a lot of the minor touches in the page more than showcasing the new power, though. I love the music notes to demonstrate he's using his attack, the fact that Val's using her glow to light the way (minor practical use to her power I've been meaning to have her demonstrate), and I really, really like the sawdust flying off the tree as Grant's song slices into it. I was really worried that might not convey well but think it came out nicely. ^^

But yeah, in general, Grant's main power has always been flight with the sonic cry a bonus he can bust out. Still think that'll be true but this should make him a good deal more formidable as he finds more applications.


Wolfintina 31st Dec 2014, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Have you forgotten what Grant did to Chiko-tan, and Jake's got a point, it would be hard to explain how his car windows got shattered and whatnot.