Page 16: Halloween Special - Cluster One

shastab24 on Sept. 25, 2012

I'm putting together a crossover project for next year to run through multiple comics and hopefully benefit the Hero Initiative.  If you want to participate, e-mail me at karamesser@hotmail.com or PQ me on this site.
 
I've also started an IndieGoGo campaign to help me pay for artists for my projects.  Please go to the campaign site and donate some money.  I would appreciate it if you could give money.  There are some fun perks involved.  The site is here: http://igg.me/p/213480?a=408482
 
Also, Heroes Alliance, here on Drunk Duck, has begun uploading a story I wrote and many drew.  Sure, I drew more pages than anyone else, but there is some great art in it, too.  I wrote the story two years ago, so it's nice to see it finally going up.  It's updating daily and is epic in length.
 
Onto the page at hand: Panels 4 and 8 are the big things I wanted to get across here.  Panel 4 addresses concerns brought up in the Lite bites review (namely, why does Fractal change so much?).  I'd figure breathing really is the best way to say it.  You can control your breathing, but your body won't let you stop for too long.  It will fight you the more you hold your breath, making it harder and harder, until you pass out.  Fractal's secret identity (which we've never seen, of course) involves the character's control of this.  Needless to say, Fractal needs to take a lot of “bathroom breaks” like that.  And panel 6 further sets up for the Heroes Alliance story, which, if you are reading it, makes it pretty apparent why the wedding is significant.
I do like the way I drew Fractal in panel 2, though.  There's something to that design I like, and I think it's the nose.  But we also see hir using hir power, which I do so little (though it's possible I've shown more of Fractal's power than Eiderdown's in this comic).  But I also wanted to quickly and believably get the information about these two across, to anybody reading the Caper without knowing my comic.  Plus, it's always good to remind people that Fractal makes constructs (like Green Lantern) and isn't a shape shifter (in the conventional sense).