Comic 691 - Lock Blue Up- Page 5

20th Oct 2017, 11:00 PM in Lock Blue Up
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Adam C. 20th Oct 2017, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
God, those bars on the gate were a pain. Knew it from the second I wrote the script. Made sure to cut away next page.

Heh. Probably not that big of a surprise that Alex was our mystery visitor. Which sucks because keeping it a surprise was the main motive for not advertising it. Martin suggested hushing it up, otherwise Alex would've been on the cover. ^^

Early contender for the best page in the chapter. ^^ Really love the amusing surprise from Grant followed by a more serious note as Alex puts together that something is wrong. Grant freaking out in the second and third panels was especially fun to draw. Even weird bits of the gag like how Grant has no idea what to call him.

Speaking of, that "DOROTHY RAYNEWRIGHT" was a bit of an odd reference; I wanna say Dorothy got her name from the Big O character R. Dorothy Wayneright. Grant mushing their names up was a nod to that. Granted, I only half-remember that, could be wrong...

As funny as the intro is, do like Alex recognizing something's seriously wrong with Grant and trying to help. When you keep saying "I'm fine" to people, there's some part of you that really wants people to recognize that it's a lie and can do something to help you. I've been in the scenario where people have realized something was wrong and it made a pretty huge impact.

Yeah, like we said, Mr. Hartly was a character who showed up in a single panel in Chapter 1 and then never again. I even had a backstory for the guy too and yet he just never turned up. Odd.
Martin F. 20th Oct 2017, 11:10 PM edit delete
Martin F.
Happy 600th page! Turns out it's a crossover now!

So funny thing, the original idea for the chapter's title was Blue Rain on Desert Sands. We struggled with that one a good bit, since it certainly fit but it kind of tipped our hand on what exactly the deal was with this chapter.

Then come the cover, the working idea was to have a visual inside the cells, with the window in Grant's showing a storm going on outside unlike the others. It just kind of didn't end up working out that way, thus the coat being used instead.

And of course through all that it pretty much wound up widely called anyway, so whatever! I do hope everyone enjoys this and what all is to come though - we've been really loving how this chapter's been coming out.

If anyone's wondering on the chronology of this, this is set after the current Wright as Rayne chapter but before the next one.

Comments:

Wolfintina 20th Oct 2017, 11:14 PM edit delete reply
A talk with his hero might be just what Grant needed, wonder what's going to happen next.
Onasaki 21st Oct 2017, 8:11 PM edit delete reply
Onasaki
It was definately W/Raynewright in Big O. You're on the money!

I really do wish I could get into Wright as Rayne, I've tried several times. But it doesn't call to me the same way Blue Bloods does.
Martin F. 22nd Oct 2017, 2:05 AM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Heh, they are pretty different at the end of the day. If nothing else I appreciate that you've tried.
Guest 23rd Oct 2017, 1:08 AM edit delete reply
Get the idea the guards aren't paid enough to care beyond "she can't come in" ?