Comic 540 - Tangled Up In Blue, Page 2

13th May 2016, 11:00 PM in Tangled Up In Blue
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Adam C. 13th May 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
I don't even know how to talk about this one....

This is Vespi, someone Jake's known for a long time and... the how/why/when of that relationship is something that'll be revealed over the course of the chapter... It's a character me and Martin have wanted to work into Blues for a looong time, and when we both realized she'd be a perfect fit for this chapter since we're fleshing out Jake, we kinda had that moment where both our eyes lit up and we got super-excited.

So yeah, this is one of those pages that's just entirely building up to the last panel but do like Jake mulling over the coma news and how he'll break it to the kids. Jake gets a lot of silent beat panels in general to show how heavy stuff can weigh on him sometimes.

The song the chapter's named after is playing on the radio throughout the page... I'd look it up some time; the song is the non-linear story of a relationship, spanning across the countries to various cities and jobs, this couple who keeps splitting up after a brief meeting and inevitably meet back up against all logic. I don't think that's quite what happens with Jake and Vespi but underscores a lot of the character-returnings through this chapter.

Honestly a big reason this song got a big part in the comic is that I listen to the album it's from a lot when I draw. That happens sometimes; put something on for noise and wonder if there's a way to work it in.
Martin F. 13th May 2016, 11:12 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, there has been a lot of back and forth between me and Adam as to how exactly to fit this character in. What her role in the story would be, where she'd show up, some specific things to potentially happen with her... Tons of talk and consideration has gone into this.

So of course her arrival just kind of comes fairly out of nowhere at the start of the chapter. Of course, we'll get some more insight as to who Vespitina is and what her connection to Jake is exactly as we go along. Do hope everyone enjoys what all's coming on that front.

Funny, you'd figure Jake would be the type to make sure to lock his car.


Wolfintina 13th May 2016, 11:19 PM edit delete reply
Whoa now this is cool, I was wondering why she was on the preview page, so this is why, neat.