We have our blurred figure! Yeah, the thing about that blurred figure is that it was only really stuck there to make up for some empty space and since at the time we had just redesigned Nine Eyes. The blurring was partially to obscure that it was him, and partially to add an air of intrigue about things.
You'll see Gwendolyn also has a new design here. That one was way more last minute - like, the page was already drawn. To explain, Adam wanted to change her outfit because he dislikes the one, and I okayed it and told him to go ahead. The other outfit probably will show up again at some point, but this is more her combat armor I guess. And it's still pretty skimpy.
Anyway, think that's all I have on this one. We start having shading in the next page!
Bit embarrassed about the Gwendolyn thing.... I usually really love Abe's designs for characters, but didn't care for style of dress. Even so I never really wanted to change it out of respect and also the chance he might come back to draw the comic someday. But I really don't like Stripperiffic outfits, so figured this would a good chance to put her in something more conservative.
Not much else to say on this.... Those firey-bats that Gwendolyn summons up when she appears I can't look at without thinking of Ganon in Link To The Past.
Where did she come from, are Gwendolyn's rules for turning different from the Wildland vampires?
Gwendolyn I imagine is from some world we haven't seen alluded to in the story and most likely won't. She's certainly not from Earth or from Finela.
I do picture her rules for turning people being about the same, though. That bite certainly didn't do it, and she probably has some substance in her that does the trick like with the Wildlands vampires.