Comic 604 - Who Blue Truly Are- Page 4

21st Dec 2016, 12:00 AM in Who Blue Truly Are
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 21st Dec 2016, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heheh... Okay, be honest folks; who could tell from the first panel that's what Grant's costume was? ^^

Yeah, Xandy's costume was a pretty obvious choice, though came up with the idea that it was an old costume from Grant that I really liked. ^^ Nicky's was a bit harder to figure out; was thinking T-Rex or something similar but at the last minute went with Yoshi. The tongue thing adds a lot to it.

Lenore's costume we knew we wanted to be creepy but also cute at the same time. Since the last chapter implied she had some interest in mythology thought Arachne mid-transformation would be nice and spooky. Then Martin took the line-art and went the extra mile in coloring. Those eyes... My God. At the same time she's just so cute. ^^

One minor touch I liked was Val and Nicky in this panel and the last. When asked where her brother is last time she grumbles out "How should I know? Ask Grant," and in this page she's asking Grant if she's seen him. Stuff like that and Nicky trying to scare her somehow feel like natural reactions between siblings.

Speaking of, was originally gonna have Valerie be the one shocked by Lenore's costume, but went with Heather for the gag of her lighting up. ^^
Martin F. 21st Dec 2016, 12:15 AM edit delete
Martin F.
A funny thing, this whole chapter basically sprung out of Xandy's costume.

This is really the most direct timeline thing Blues has really done to this point, with it usually more vague and in flux than the linear nature of WaR, and basically at a point the plan was just in the WaR chapter to have a cutaway bit to Xandy dressed as Alex with Grant's help. Some ideas kind of grew out of that and we decided a Halloween framing could fit well with our plans for this chapter and give it some more meat, so decided to drift in that direction.

Yeah, Lenore actually took a lot of work to do on this one, and I have an outright section of the file I keep for certain notes on the coloring process devoted to her look in this. Fairly easy to do, if a little time-consuming, now, but it took a lot of trial and error to get the look I was thinking on with this.


Wolfintina 21st Dec 2016, 12:27 AM edit delete reply
Xandy's a daddy's girl no doubt about it, and I have a feeling Grant's already done Superman so he decided to go with Clark instead this year.
Rastaba 21st Dec 2016, 1:05 AM edit delete reply
That, and probably didn't wanna get teased for being TOO obvious. So he went with the layered idea for his costume instead. Bet he has the S shirt underneath it to show off. That or his actual costume which wouldn't surprise me.
Adam C. 21st Dec 2016, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh... Nice Avatar. ^^ But yeah, that's a good guess on the layered costume thing.
Adam C. 21st Dec 2016, 10:16 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Yeah, that's probably true on Grant. ^^ Already done Supes and Alex, now going for a twist on the former. I imagine he needed Jake's help to tie the tie.