Comic 549 - Tangled Up In Blue, Page 11

14th Jun 2016, 11:00 PM in Tangled Up In Blue
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 14th Jun 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Not gonna lie, the roof access thing does kinda make me think a bit. When I scripted and even started drawing this page the roof had that fence around it like you see in anime, though I took it out once I noticed that when we saw the roof in Abe's filler pictures it was missing.

So yeah, like I said last page, wanted to try to expand the kids personal interests here, and liked the idea of Andy and Grant learning martial arts to compliment crime-fighting (helps I've been reading a lot of Negima lately). Hence them reading extensive books on the subject. Was also a good chance to play into them being prodigies, both able to read and understand such large books so quickly and draw useful information out of it.

Andy's style being Monkey kung-fu was an obvious choice, Grant's had a lot of debate to it. Eventually decided on Aikido because Alex uses techniques similar to it to perform his trademark Come-From-Behind victories, and also there's a lot of information available online about Aikido I could use as a reference. In general, look forward to incorporating stances and techniques of Monkey-style and Aikido into fights with these two. ^^

Wanted to give Lenore something to do as well. Was gonna make it poetry, but... the reason all the kids share interests with myself (Star Trek, superheroes, anime...) is for ease of use; I don't need to do research to write that interest into the story. I was never into poetry, but was always a fan of Greek myth. Helps that it gives her something in common with Grant, as Greek heroes were the precursors to modern superheroes.

I dunno what Mr. Edgars is doing here, I just felt "What the hell, be neat to include him." As for Lenore recapping the Iliad to the boys, I'd just been thinking about the story quite a bit lately. You see cultural dissonance a lot in Greek myth, but Achilles is maybe the biggest example of someone who was a hero when the myth was written that would be viewed as a villain in modern culture. Even by the times of Shakespeare and Dante, cultural values had shifted enough that they portrayed Achilles as less-than-heroic.
Martin F. 14th Jun 2016, 11:06 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, this one's rather different. Think Adam covered most of what really needs saying on it, dunno what I've got now myself on it.

Do rather like this scene though. Think it's a good way to flesh some things out about these three and lay some groundwork for some stuff down the line, and think the follow-up pages with this lot are also pretty good with some stuff worth remarking on it.

Really all I've got, but hopefully everyone enjoys this and come back Saturday for more!


Wolfintina 14th Jun 2016, 11:10 PM edit delete reply
This page is funny, looking forward to the next one.
Adam C. 17th Jun 2016, 6:39 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Do hope you'll enjoy. ^^