Comic 807 - Blue vs. Gold, Page 35

28th Nov 2018, 12:00 AM in Blue vs. Gold
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Adam C. 28th Nov 2018, 12:00 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Heheh.... Okay, first off, if you guys like Emaa, you might wanna swing by Wright as Rayne. She's got a relative who just popped up in that comic...

Yeah, hope you folks didn't think Jake was going to sit out the climax. ^^ Naturally had to have him get involved in the most awesome way possible.

I think Jake hitting Marvelous Man with his car was one of those ideas that was around as long as I wanted to do this fight. ^^ To boot, Jake's also carrying Andy's new staff with him for a potential weapon. THAT was a last-minute addition that came after I drew the first few pages of the fight and realized Andy didn't have his staff with him because I'd forgotten to draw it.

Another last-minute thing was the song blasting on the radio (Like A Rolling Stone off the Dylan album "Highway 61 Revisited"). I debated a LOT for what song this should be, including "You're a Big Girl Now" and "Hero Blues", but went with this one because it's more high-energy and sounds cool to charge in on. Also the song is about a person was full of themselves and well-off suddenly being brought low and taught humility, so was rather appropriate. Plus Jake's normal lifestyle often resembles the "Rolling Stone" the song discusses.

Feels like a weird tonal shift in this page; Jake charges in but most of it is just Emma acting adorable. ^^ I love the idea of her actually trying to be helpful and heroic but being so clueless she's nearly killed for it. The sheer ernestness with which she asks him to wait while she places him under citizens' arrest is really just so sweet. When Marvelous Man was walking toward her clearly planning on killing her, my brain flashed to Frankenstein lumbering toward the little girl.
Martin F. 28th Nov 2018, 12:09 AM edit delete
Martin F.
Yeah, over in WaR we've debuted Ella, Emma's twin sister. Not a huge amount of her in the most recent page but why not get a look?

That said...

Hey, Jake's here! Yeah, pretty big, dynamic entry for him here, late to the conflict but certainly not going to miss out on it. Really he's been out of the picture too long, pretty regrettable - group just isn't the same without Jake, y'know?

I really love just how cute Emma comes off here. Definitely puts over that she is not a smart woman, but she does come off genuinely good-hearted and optimistic. I think my favorite shot of her though is the first panel, just how pouty she looks in her attempt to be commanding.
Adam C. 28th Nov 2018, 2:41 AM edit delete
Adam C.
Also, because someone mentioned it in the comments thought I'd put it out there; originally Jake's car was going to be a much bigger deal in the comic. It would've been called the Jakemobile consistently rather than just one time by Andy (With someone joking that "Bluesmobile" was already taken), and gags would've been made that it was a rusted piece of junk that hardly ever worked. Maybe throw in a couple of scenes of Jake working on it just to keep it running and letting the kids help out. It was always going to wind up wrecked fighting Marvelous Man, but would've had more of a force.

None of this wound up happening, though. It was more of a footnote. Maybe it's for the best since I hate drawing cars. Or for the worse, since that would've forced me to get in some regular practice.


babygirl 28th Nov 2018, 12:49 AM edit delete reply
Okay there is so much to like about this page, you guys did great.

Your right Emma is really cute and kind of dumb too.
I do like that look of hers in the first panel, she does look pouty in it.

And on the panel both Lore's and MM's expressions look great, with Lore expression saying.

"Lady get out of here this guy is crazy he is going to kill you."

Why'll MM has a WTF look on his face. And I would say MM looks more like a slasher, like Jason or michael myers as he walking/lumbering toward Emma then Frankenstein.

And lastly are going to see some comic pages on Jake at the school when the kids her fighting MM?
karmachameleon 28th Nov 2018, 2:12 AM edit delete reply
Nooo, not the Jakemobile! She was too young!
Wolfintina 28th Nov 2018, 3:15 AM edit delete reply
So if Jakes car was planned to get wrecked in the MM fight it will be interesting to learn what your plans are for getting Jake a replacement car.
Reaper Dragon 29th Nov 2018, 3:53 PM edit delete reply
Reaper Dragon
I’m guessing it won’t actually be a car. Maybe a horse or a van. Or something with more seats...
Adam C. 30th Nov 2018, 8:39 PM edit delete reply
Adam C.
..... I'm kinda curious about Jake getting a horse. Like, I'm picturing a chariot. Go Ben-Hur on folks. ^^
babygirl 28th Nov 2018, 11:31 AM edit delete reply
Hay in panel three that whole bit about (I as an American citizen)Emma said, was that made because I thought/said she was Canadian.
Martin F. 28th Nov 2018, 1:18 PM edit delete reply
Martin F.
Nah, this page was actually written before that, just kind of a funny coincidence.
babygirl 28th Nov 2018, 8:25 PM edit delete reply
Oh okay. Still don't know why I thought she was Canadian those.