Comic 489 - Filler: Andy Styles

21st Nov 2015, 12:00 AM in True Blue Filler
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Martin F. 21st Nov 2015, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Not sure how much I've really got to offer up on this one offhand. Like the others, really didn't have much to do with its creation or anything. Not even been the one coloring these, that's all been Adam.

Do like how it's looking though, think Andy's has one of the more diverse and interesting wardrobes in the comics to date. One thing this is making me realize though is how everyone kind of sticks a little too close to just one sort of outfit most of the time. Andy never wears jeans? Grant apparently doesn't own any shorts? Kind of odd.

Though then again Grant always wears two shirts, be kind of weird to be going around in cargo shorts with that or something. Guess he gets cold easily or something.
Adam C. 21st Nov 2015, 12:39 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heh.... Grant's outfit has more to do with how he's always secretly wearing his costume under it. Hence perpetually long sleeves and pants. We do see him shirtless in the next chapter at least. ^^

Yeah, really loved doing this one; was less of a hassle than I was expecting. Andy's costume covers every single part of his body so I figured I'd have to more or less redraw his entire look. Turned out several parts of his new costume are skin-tight.

If you're wondering about the Dratini shirt, by the way, it's because Dratinis are easy to draw and Dragonites are my favorite Pokemon ever. Looking through Andy's old costumes to do this, he had a Chimchar shirt back in the chapter with Aurora but I ditched the idea since drawing it was a pain.

I found I had to think of a good way of distinguishing the Blue threat levels as we went up. To clarify, 2 means that a Blue kid could seriously injure themselves or someone else just by being in the wrong place or the wrong time using them. A 3 means injury to themselves or someone else is far more likely, especially if the child decided to use his powers maliciously.

I guess I should say I don't think there's necessarily anything BAD about the school cataloging the relative danger of each student; for some kids there is realistically an element of risk to use of their powers. Plus people actually working in the center would need to know just what that risk is.

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Wolfintina 21st Nov 2015, 12:54 AM edit delete reply
Neat looking forward to the next one.