God, so much text here. Wanted to breeze through this scene quickly, but yeah, I really need to start condensing dialogue a bit. I'm trying to get a bit better at that.
At least some of that's disposable flavor text. That one line from the TV in the fifth panel? I won't say anything on the context or the character mentioned, but that is a quote from the first chapter of Peach Path. You'll see it in its proper context eventually, I assure you.
Then there's that first panel. Obviously, that's tying into that bit on the year four preview. Which between the desert scene on the chapter eleven cover and that means we've already fulfilled that! Woo! Well, okay, maybe not, but we will for real. Actually intended to touch on that again at the end of the chapter, but in the interests of time and pacing that doesn't really happen.
Still, yeah, the Patriot Initiative. We'll be seeing a lot of them very soon.
In all fairness, it's really hard a lot of the time to not realize how much dialog a page really has until you have to put it in the bubbles. I guess I have a better idea of it since bubbling the dialog is my job, but it's still really easy to fall into. Incidentally, after years of doing this, I get so pissed when I see comics that don't have their bubbles perfectly centered and rounded like mine usually are. Work hard to get them just right.
Heheh... Do like Sareena's outfit here, very cute. She changes clothes in the next page; Martin had a very particular outfit for her to be wearing in this chapter. Will go into details there when it comes out.
Heh. This goes up the same day my Wii-U arrives in the mail. Next time we see their TV, they'll have one attached.
Incidentally, this is when I stopped being so anal about the stripes on the flag having 13 stripes. Appropriate since it's not even the right colors, so this Patriot Initiative bunch clearly has accuracy problems anyway.
Heh. And no, the flag being Blue has nothing to do with Blue Blood Heroes. Just.... Not sure what it represents, ask Martin.
The blue stripes, or rather the stripes not being red, plays into the group's motivations. We'll get more into that later.
Are the Patriot Initiative and Mr. Atlanta going to show up in the current WaR chapter by any chance?
Yeah, they're both showing up in WaR. ^^ Hope you'll enjoy when they do.
If the cover is any indication, this could be a big hint to what may take place. That's just my guess though.
Martin can't reply so here we go- Yeah, hope you'll enjoy what's coming. ^^