Comic 685 - The Fontainebleu Pages, Page 9

29th Sep 2017, 11:00 PM in The Fontainebleu Pages
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Author Notes:

Adam C. 29th Sep 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Heh. I actually feel kinda sad to be doing this; while this isn't the last of the Fontainebleu pages (There's ooone more) this IS the last of Fontainebleu himself's story. This is his "ending." The last Fontainebleu page is... something else.

Really, really have enjoyed working on these. They're a great breather since they take like ten minutes to draw and the text that's typed up is very outside the norm for us. I'm a little proud of how nicely-written this last one came out. ^^ Waxing like this isn't something I do often.

Hell, at one point the plan for Fontainebleu was that after sealing that monster in under the tortoise island he'd hear that his son had been murdered in England and be so grief-stricken he'd kill himself, with the last entry of his diary being a suicide note. In retrospect that feels so heartless... I just had to give him a happy ending of some kind.

The guy even wound up having a story-arc. Compare the grieving, remorseful tone of this page to the arrogant, condescending swagger in the earlier pages. I imagine there were a lot of entries in the diary we didn't read that were just long angry rants about how much he hated the British or the revolutionaries and the like, but now he's moved past it.

After the next chapter we'll show off the final Fontainebleu page. I'm reallllly curious what folks will think of that one. ^^ Don't worry; the next chapter is short.

After that I'll have to come up with something to replace these. I really have enjoyed this sort of slow-burn-foreshadowing. .... Heh. Come to think of it, think the entire idea for these came from those old Doomsday Is Coming promos they did to hype up the Death Of Superman plotline.
Martin F. 30th Sep 2017, 10:39 AM edit delete
Martin F.
I never know how much to say on these honestly, always like how they come out but never really sure what to weigh in on since I don't really have any part in making them.

As Adam said, next Fontainebleu page is the last of them and will be something different, and funny enough I will be involved in that one so will have something more there I guess. Do really hope everyone's both enjoyed these and enjoyed where they're going.

As for what's to come after in filling this kind of role... Hard to say. We do have one thing we could very easily use for it, but we're not really entirely sure on when the payoff to that would be or how we'd frame it or anything so it's not really set in stone we'll be going in that direction with it. I dunno, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it I suppose, got a couple of chapters to figure it out.

In either case, come by Wednesday for the start of chapter 19, Lock Blue Up.

Comments:

Wolfintina 30th Sep 2017, 2:44 PM edit delete reply
Very, very interesting, looking forward to the next chapter.
Jax Gonzales 11th Nov 2017, 7:31 PM edit delete reply
For some reason this makes me think of the video game halo. The flood where originally created by ancient advanced humans then sealed until once more unearthed by us. The big bad of the flood said he is a monument to all our sins. Makes me wonder if there is any philosophical connection. Also good ending.