Comic 403 - Stronger, Faster, Bluer, Page 14er

24th Jan 2015, 12:00 AM in Stronger, Faster, Bluer
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Adam C. 23rd Jan 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
I really kinda regret we don't see enough of Meyers interacting with the kids. What little we do see is actually pretty fun. I wasn't sure but Martin's given me plenty of ideas for her to be a recurring villain, so might try and have them bounce off each other more in the future.

Honestly, the kids don't interact with their villains that much in general, which I feel is sort of a big misstep for a superhero story. Spencer is the only one they've really connected with beyond their fight scenes. I'll have to work on that for future ideas. At least the next two villains they're going up against will give the kids a lot of back-and-forth. Should be fun. ^^

Actually, when you stop and think about it, recurring villains would naturally have better connections with the heroes since on the second time they fight they'd know each other well enough to banter. The first time they're sort of being "Introduced." Even Martina reacted better to the kids on her second story. .... I'm sorry, this is way off topic.

But yeah, onto this page, think it came out pretty fun, but not much to say. I like a lot of the little touches like Andy lying under the net, Jenny pulling Meyers with her momentum, Jake's rationale for why Meyers is acting the way she does... I was wondering how the net would come out; I was just trying to figure out how Jenny could do the momentum-pull and drop Meyers off without hurting her, since she'd go flying once Jenny stopped.

.... Gaaaah, one other thing I was sure I wanted to mention, no idea what. Ah, well.
Martin F. 24th Jan 2015, 12:08 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
You have to like how this is twice now that a spontaneous problem has broken out and Grant's immediate solution was to strip off his clothes. He wasn't even training in the costume, he just saves showing it off for when it's go-time for real.

But yeah, the villain socialization thing is always sort of weird. Think in general it's been kind of back and forth in our comics so far as to how much that really comes up; WaR seems to do it the most, Alex hasn't really had a fight that hasn't had a fair bit of smack talk I don't think, not counting the ones at the school. And the one in the crossover for that matter.

Not sure what all else I've got on this one. If nothing else this chapter's made me try a lot of different ways to detail trees and I eventually settled on this good, consistent way of doing it which is pretty much the way I'm doing it from here on out. I actually know how to do it in a way more realistic-looking way, but it takes so long it's just not viable.

I never know how blue to make water. If you don't do it enough, it just looks like a weird murky blur on the screen, while if you do it too much it looks more like Kool-Aid. Think I hit an okay balance there, maybe a little excessive but not too much so.

It's a little late unless I back up to do it but I really should change the border color in the next chapter. I don't really like the shade of blue it's long been.

Comments:

Wolfintina 24th Jan 2015, 12:15 AM edit delete reply
This is going to be hilarious in so many ways, looking forward to seeing what happens next.
Adam C. 26th Jan 2015, 10:41 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Hope you'll enjoy. ^^ Are a few unexpected ideas planned.
Guest 27th Jan 2015, 2:45 AM edit delete reply
oh man, picture if she had gotten into any candy! XD
Adam C. 27th Jan 2015, 6:54 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
"OMIGOSH I JUST HAD AN ENERGY DRINK I CAN RUN FROM HERE TO THE GRAND CANYON AND THEN JUMP DOWN IT WEEEEE BORED NOW NOW I'M GOING TO THE MOO- zzzzzz...."