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ttallan



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Page 19, version 1 Reply with quote

Here's the page as it looks without digitial retouching:




In the old days before I had Photoshop I would've just said, "aw, the hell with it" and gone with this as is, but now that I have some mediocre skillz I couldn't resist the temptation to draw the extra panel, the extra beat in the pacing, and stuff it in there. I was pretty amazed at how easy it was to do, too. I still can't say for sure which version is better-- a part of me wants to do the whole middle row over again. Not that that's likely to happen anytime soon!

And while I was drawing that extra panel, I amused myself by making it all extremely silly. This is a nod to Shaenon Garrity's Narbonic (which, sadly, I only started following mere weeks before it ended), and those little pixies that would appear from time to time and always cracked me up. I giggled all the way through drawing and inking this, but I knew it was way too over the top for Galaxion so I Photoshopped out the offending bits before assembling the final page. Anyway, here is the non-retouched panel:



That's my sense of humour for you. The darn thing still makes me laugh.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, reading the finished page, I thought that middle bit was new - I saw the tip of her braid, and said, oh, that's cool Cool ... I don't remember seeing that on the pencilled page... and then I got to the bottom of the page where you explain what you did. And, oh!

Personally, I think the fairy is a nice touch Wink

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, the exploding braid tip definitely sells the page. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the sound effect that gets me. I've heard other people say this recently about their own comics, and I agree: I don't use enough of 'em!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, according to the Narbonic "Diretor's Cut" commentary (scroll down a bit to the Thursday and Friday strips), they are personality sprites, not pixies.

Can't you just imagine all the personality sprites that must be hovering around Fusella's head? Heh heh.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think, psychologically speaking, they're usually called the Id, the Ego and the Superego, and they fight with each other A LOT. And I'm sure some of the arguments that go on with Fusella's trio would be VERY interesting. Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could call them that, but I was specifically stealing, er, homaging (is that a word?) Narbonic, so if she calls 'em personality sprites, that's what I'll call 'em too. Would the "Inner Geekiness" be Id or Ego? Wink

Actually, imagining the ones circling Zandarin's head makes for a good chortle, too.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zandarin is actually someone else's personality sprite, who escaped. Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HAHAHAHAHA! This explains a lot about the Galaxion universe, actually.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31, 2007 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the "inner geek" needs to be a fourth sprite. Wink

And, yes, imagining our characters as escaped sprites does lend a whole new dimension to what happens aboard the ship... ha! Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2007 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, these Sprites look like a good idea. Hope they catch on around the net. I like how you've found your own image-vocabulary use for them right away. Heh. Laughing


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