Comic 717 - Blueblog: Everybody Comes To Rick's Part 1

17th Jan 2018, 12:00 AM in Blueblog
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Adam C. 17th Jan 2018, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heh. Here's what we're doing to replace the Fontainebleu pages. Similar concept; the diary to an unseen character that'll eventually lead to a payoff in the comic proper. ^^

Not entirely unseen; he was first set up in the big Halloween chapter in WaR. The events are a bit more complicated than the sum-up (Blasko is implied to be some kind of demon or monster) but point is he was sent by his grandfather and got these film reels as payment. Every blog entry will be him watching a film reel and summing up what's on it. The set-up is very... Youtuber/Creepy-Pasta Protagonist.

We've mentioned Technical King a few times in WaR but not sure if it's come up in Blues. I kinda liked doing little fictional touches like this, establishing shows and brands like that in-universe. The premise is a distant future in which the first robot president was elected, and this was meant to imply some sort of major sci-fi show that's impenetrable to outsiders.

If you're curious, the name LH-OZ Mk.63 is a reference to Lee Harvey Oswald, who assassinated President Kennedy in 1963. Rick is pretty dim and low-class (good contrast from the aristocratic Fontainebleu) so think the reference was lost on him.

I typed up the blog entry and drew the pictures, but the blog set-up and format were all done up by Martin. Appropriate since he's the guy who came up with Rick and the eventual pay-off these blogs are going toward. Which.... strap in, because the pay-off to this is gonna be WEIRD.

Oh, right, in case you're curious, here're the relevant pages of the Halloween chapter that feature Rick.
Low-level breaking and entering.
He likes crazy chicks.
Fifty pages later....
This is Blasko.
Knows when to cut and run.
Drive back to Stonewall.
Martin F. 17th Jan 2018, 12:06 AM edit delete
Martin F.
This has been an idea we've been nursing for a LONG time and that's gone through constant revisions since we first thought it up. Something we've been incredibly eager to do and hopefully everybody enjoys both it and the ride getting there.

That said, we start off in fairly familiar territory, given we spotlighted this character a little in a WaR filler before Laura dressed as her as one of her Halloween costumes. Still, it's new ground for Blues and have to start somewhere, right?

Really not sure how much I've got to say on this page in its own right but yeah, very excited for where it's going and hopefully everyone enjoys both the ride and the destination.


Wolfintina 17th Jan 2018, 2:27 AM edit delete reply
So the diary pages are being replaced by blog posts done by the Blue's villain introduced in WaR, very interesting, Rick's chapter is going to be even weirder than Fontainebleu is going to be.
Adam C. 19th Jan 2018, 8:40 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. You've got no idea. ^^ Just hope you'll enjoy what's coming.