Comic 514 - Based On A Blue Story- Page 19

13th Feb 2016, 12:00 AM in Based On A Blue Story
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 12th Feb 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
God, where to start on this one....

Okay, flashback here was halfway between just general 80s comics (notice how Angela and Firerain have 80s hair) and that one cartoon Spider-Man And His Amazing Friends. Originally was going to base it off Sam Raimi's Spidey films but when Dafoe!Gaston wound up looking more like 80s Joker I went that route instead. ... Yeah, it was hard coming up with distinct art styles for these things. Honestly think picking one I liked was harder than actually sitting down and drawing it.

If you're familiar with WaR you probably know about Gaston. Thought it'd be a neat idea for these flashbacks to have an established villain from this universe who's been operative for years to show up in one, and his name came up.

Anyway, Firerain and Power-Ice are obvious Expies for Firestar and Iceman, who had a cartoon with Spidey. Firestar I ironically drew to resemble Starfire (who in the comics had the most 80s design EVER), while Iceman.... Yeah, Top Gun joke. Couldn't help it.

You can tell this was going to be a Sam Raimi joke when I started the first panel because Angela's dangling. That's one thing Raimi couldn't stop doing; have people dangling from things. Like, constantly, constantly dangling.

Also, I based that scene with the tidal wave of "Chemicals" off that bit in The Simpsons. The "Goggles do nothing!" one.
Martin F. 13th Feb 2016, 12:32 AM edit delete
Martin F.
I was hung up on this page for awhile and it created a bit of a backlog. Did eventually get to it, obviously, and blew through the pages after it pretty quickly, but this one I just took my time on.

Wound up being fairly time-consuming as you can probably get, due to needing to do the stuff on the wave of acid, having an all new palette for the flashback (which is the case for every flashback, but this one stands out on that), and a few other factors. Think how gaudy it is is part of it, there's a tight line to walk between making the colors kind of jarring but still making them look decent.

Even if Gaston does show up in WaR again donw the line - kind of a big if, there isn't much reason for him to, though we will be seeing his daughter again before too terribly long - no chance he'll be wearing that outfit, sorry.

Comments:

Wolfintina 13th Feb 2016, 12:37 AM edit delete reply
Okay Quartz has to be one of the unluckiest guys on the planet, this just keeps getting weirder and weirder.
kokirikid 13th Feb 2016, 12:50 AM edit delete reply
or he could be most lee bull craping them
Adam C. 13th Feb 2016, 3:16 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Not impossible. ^^
Adam C. 13th Feb 2016, 3:05 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
"Unluckiest guy in the world" is a fair guess. The dude IS a parody of Peter Parker, whose life is an unending spiral of misery and pain.
Guest 13th Feb 2016, 1:22 PM edit delete reply
"and then.. my cat.. my wonderful kitty.. my worst enemy-"
"How many worst enemies do you have?"
"DON'T INTURPT!"
Reaper Dragon 13th Feb 2016, 2:04 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
Waiting for the next one - will you invoke the rule of three?
Adam C. 13th Feb 2016, 3:04 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Good guess but just a liiiittle bit off. ^^