Comic 711 - The Fontainebleu Pages, Page 10

27th Dec 2017, 12:00 AM in The Fontainebleu Pages
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Martin F. 27th Dec 2017, 12:00 AM edit delete
Martin F.
And that's a wrap for the Fontainebleu Pages! The next chapter will be Chapter 20: The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu!

Yeah, this has all been in the name of building up to one big chapter... that admittedly got held up for awhile. We first teased Nine Eyes showing up in Blues like two or three years ago and all.

Speaking of, yeah, back-to-back Wright as Rayne crossovers! We were admittedly kind of skittish about doing it that way but it fit with our plans for the whole matter so it is what it is. It helps that the last chapter really wasn't much of a WaR crossover, it was more just Alex putting in an appearance for the benefit of the current story arc.

Of course, there's more here than just Sareena, Misty, Ana, Nine Eyes, Gwendolyn, and the Twilight Minister here...

First off, Martina's back! Seems as though she has some different company tagging along this time, but still, it's good to see her again.

I was really trying to do some very different things with her color scheme here - more striking red and blue outfit, the pink streaks in her hair as an evolution of the pink patches from before, eyeshadow, just really in general kind of wanted to make her look a little more flashy.

By comparison dunno how much to really say on the cyborgs. Definitely good to see them again but comparatively they're kind of holding the line in terms of design and color scheme. Biggest change is Kensuke switching back to the blond highlights - really that just boils down to I wanted to have them be different each time he turns up, only remembered afterward he'd already had, and my initial thought of green felt weird to do after his previous appearance was called Blue vs. Green.

Also, like we teased before, more Vespitina! We're not actually entirely certain exactly how much of her the next chapter is going to have but she is definitely in it. Not been too terribly long since we saw her - only three chapters and even more recently if you count her being in the Halloween filler this year - but still good to see her back, even if probably a bit less novelty than having Martina and Spencer's crew back.

Incidentally for anyone wondering, no, this isn't everyone who'll be part of the next chapter. We've got some surprises planned.

For anyone wondering, we've already got something in mind for the next sort of filler arc akin to the Fontainebleu pages and will most likely start that during this same break. Rather different direction in mind.
Adam C. 27th Dec 2017, 12:09 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heheh... We were going to wait until the end of the usual one-month break to post this but we just love how it came out and wanted to get you guys hyped up early. For the next month we'll go back to the standard, super-easy filler while we recuperate.

^^ Yeah, THIS is the final Fontainebleu page. A big rush and treasure-seeking race for the mysterious final spell of Fontainebleu!

If you're curious, part of the reason we're doing this is to take a much-needed break from the Marvelous Man arc. He probably won't be appearing in this chapter, and if he won't be coming after the spell. Time to break away from that and just be big and stupid and actiony!

Admittedly this was weird timing since we're about to climax on that arc anyway, but been putting off the Fontainebleu payoff for a looong time. The pages were always going to end with this chapter and we've been pushing it further and further back as the Marvelous Man thing has ballooned in length.

Actually, now that the Fontainebleu stuff is all done, you guys might wanna flip back and re-read all of those pages at once. Curious if it's any different like that. ^^

But yeah, Vespi being in the Halloween filler back in October was specifically because we were gonna see her here. And I friggin' love Martin's use of colors on Martina. I was commenting on the lineart how boring her design was compared to what we've done with the artwork since she showed up, and he apparently decided "challenge accepted" and punched her up. He accurately described her as looking like the "final boss version of herself."

He also sent the page back with joke-dialog for her. I couldn't resist including it. ^^


Wolfintina 27th Dec 2017, 12:29 AM edit delete reply
Very interesting, this chapter's going to be a dosey I can already tell.
Adam C. 29th Dec 2017, 10:11 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Really hope you'll enjoy it. ^^
Rastaba 27th Dec 2017, 4:47 AM edit delete reply
Yay, Martina! I missed that creepy magic lady! And until we have a name to go with Franklin’s replacement...I shall call her Georgia. On grounds of G comes after F and it sounds an innocuously normal name akin to Franklin. I also love Martina’s new look, feels definitely like she had a level up much like the kids have had since her last appearance. Let all tremble before Martina Ferguza ~ The Final Boss!

Also yay for team Spencer! Woo hoo! I look forward to seeing how this all shapes out in the next chapter. And seeing what this new filler is. I also totally get the need for taking a break from the big yellow blowhard.
Adam C. 29th Dec 2017, 10:12 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heheh... Wellll... Yeah, you're probably going to enjoy Georgia. ^^ And of course Martina. It's weird, both her and Insomniac re-appeared juuuust after commenters asked when they were showing back up. Glad you're pumped to see her again.
Jax 18th Jan 2018, 6:55 AM edit delete reply
I'm still convinced it's the night terror. The fact that leonore can see souls only makes me even more sure. Also why the hell do people think searching for a sealed possibly sentient spell sounds like a good idea.