Comic 568 - Tangled Up In Blue, Page 30

19th Aug 2016, 11:00 PM in Tangled Up In Blue
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 19th Aug 2016, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
A weird problem with doing this scene is I wasn't sure how to handle the Strines' attitude toward Nicky. Patronizing and coddling seemed like a smart way to go, but a problem with that is I was planning to do it with Andy. Came up with a slightly different way to take the latter, though.

It really does bug me how Nicky's always wearing overalls, but everytime I draw him without them he doesn't look right... Thought this was sort of a workable in-universe explanation for it. Maybe after this we'll see him without those more often, I dunno.

We also get some more hints that Valerie used to bully Nicky. I get the feeling this was partly lessened when Nicky started attending school with her, and then even moreso when they became heroes together. Likewise, I think it's pretty awkward for Nicky and Jake to not be able to say "The reason he's gotten more functional with his powers is he's been fighting crime with it." They're just kinda dancing around the subject.
Martin F. 19th Aug 2016, 11:40 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Is good getting a little bit more of a look at just how the Strines' family relations work, seeing more on just doting they are over Nicky. And I do like this touching in on Valerie and Nicky's past together - something I personally really want to explore more down the line, along with a few other things about Valerie.

Really not sure how much I've got to say beyond that, but do hope everyone enjoys. On the overalls thing remember one chapter back when Nicky started it out in a shirt and shorts then between scenes Adam had him change into overalls, just because of how it didn't feel right going without them. Think outside of in his costume or pajamas that's the only time we've seen him without them.

Comments:

Wolfintina 19th Aug 2016, 11:49 PM edit delete reply
Val's parents really just don't understand, wonder what's going to happen next.
Adam C. 22nd Aug 2016, 6:42 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... I think you'll like the next page quite a bit. ^^
Onasaki 20th Aug 2016, 1:12 AM edit delete reply
Onasaki
Overalls are just all over adorable on any child. Keep them. It's key to Nicky as a character, it's his trademark.

Just like how Andy has all his video game shirts and shorts. And Grant is always in jeans.

Lore is always in one-piece skirt things... Etc etc.

Each kid has their own clothing trademark!
Adam C. 22nd Aug 2016, 6:46 AM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Well, with Grant always wearing jeans and long-sleeves is so he can cover up his superhero outfit. ^^ But true, just overalls are especially distracting and worried I'm doing it too much.

Heh... Gladja like Lore but one-piece skirt things are called "Dresses."