Comic 742 - The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu, Page 23

13th Apr 2018, 11:00 PM in The Lost Spell of Baron Fontainebleu
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Adam C. 13th Apr 2018, 11:00 PM edit delete
Adam C.
Heh. Yeah, more details on that Fairy Empress that got mentioned in Vespi's first chapter. Funny, that board-shouldered knight to Jake's left is another character of ours. I knew Jake would have to go into at least ONE anecdote more specifically, and it turned out to be this one. I guess it makes sense to be that one. Me and Martin both put a lot of work into that panel, in particular making the tiny bit we see of the Empress interesting. ^^ Wanted to show very little of her but keep her an intriguing presence.

A lot of this page came about from a superhero comic called Irredeemable. While usually the comic is pretty pessimistic and dark, there's one bit where the superhero team's token non-powered guy is talking to everyone else about how it feels to go to alien worlds on a regular basis. He sums it up a lot like Jake does, in that when you stop and think about it, it's kinda mind-bogglingly amazing anyone would be able to do that. It's a really powerful, somewhat-understated moment. Tried to capture it here.

Irredeemable's a great comic if you ever get a change to look, by the way. The kinda-titular character is one of the greatest villains I've ever seen in a comic book. Flipping through it again so I could re-read that speech for this page, I realized he probably had a big influence on how I write Marvelous Man from the guy.

We're moving closer toward Jake's overall point to bringing them here, but think it's getting kinda clearer by now than just a confidence boost. If that were all it was he probably would've had Vespi open a portal home the second he saw there was competition.

As with before, here's Martin's color job sans the sepia. ^^ Funny, outfit Jake is wearing is based on a picture of him we did like a billion years ago that looks nothing like him now.image
Martin F. 13th Apr 2018, 11:05 PM edit delete
Martin F.
A funny thing, originally was going to be a different character cameoing in that one panel but we were afraid he'd look too similar to Hazel and cause people to question that. Only later realized the sepia would probably help avoid that.

But yeah, more of Jake's backstory and kind of bringing it back around to the overall point Jake's trying to make. Pretty happy with this page but kind of unsure what to really say about it.

A funny thing, Adam initially drew Vespi in the same dress she's in now in that flashback panel and I pretty much just spruced it up in post. Figure she typically dresses a little more flashily than what she's been doing when she's dropped in.


Wolfintina 13th Apr 2018, 11:23 PM edit delete reply
Very, very interesting, wonder what's going to happen next.
Reaper Dragon 13th Apr 2018, 11:48 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
I think Jake will monologue until the spell is stolen from under their noses.
Rastaba 14th Apr 2018, 2:01 AM edit delete reply
I hope by Martina, she’s my favorite.
Adam C. 17th Apr 2018, 10:26 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
Heh. That would be amusing, wouldn't it?