Page 34: Halloween Special - Cluster One

shastab24 on Oct. 19, 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: The threads are finally all coming together.  Or at least, all the characters are now in the same vicinity.  The top fourth is really to establish Senestral's character a little, and I've decided to throw caution to the wind and just write him however I feel.  So, he's a bit of an orphan, taken in by Dylan Magnahearst and taught to aid him and serve in his place in emergencies (like now).  The next fourth down is just tying in from the last page and leading into the last part.  Meanwhile, Astral finally finds success, after glimpsing what is possibly somebody who might have much more significance next year (if Escutcheon thinks it looks enough like the guy) and also a character who I had put in the regular issue for the month.  And Sparkle is the one to greet the Runner and the Swimmer.  The Runner is a bit confused because of Sparkle's Southern accent (which I never put in writing, because I wouldn't do it well and because it would make her dialogue very hard to read) and the fact that she does drop a lot of sounds in her speech, not having as good a grasp on language as most of my characters.  Of course, this gives her and the Runner common ground, but the Runner is worse at English, but not through a learning difficulty like Sparkle has.