Page 4: issues 9 (Marooned) and Halloween Special (Cluster One)

shastab24 on Sept. 7, 2012

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Top page: Wordless pages will happen, and this one really would have seemed silly with dialogue.  He's just getting dressed.  It's a good thing I have the special issue for this comic, too, because this regular issue is a little slow-going to start with.  Still, I like how I'm actually trying to draw hair in it (probably not for long, though, since now I don't need to make an extra effort to show it's messed up).  That last panel is just awful, though.
Bottom page: This hearkens back to issue 7, and we finally get what was the deal with the guy at the end of it.  Keith Johnson, odd-looking superhero.  It was interesting to come up with what would show on his clothing through this (and like Fractal, it generally changes randomly).  Panel 2 is a Fesworks drawing of Jenny Everywhere, used without permission (but I hope he doesn't mind).  Panel 4 is my character Amber Sees (also known as Split) as drawn by a antoinette721 on deviantART.  Split is a character from my currently stagnated comic The Broken.  In panel 6, Keith's mask shows the Sundial Bridge, one of the big attractions in Redding, where I live.  His shirt shows Superman as presented in the Fleischer animated shorts (which are niftily in the public domain and so I can use images from them).  Panel 8 are just pattern fills, since he's so far away.  Panel 10 has some public domain movie images, though the only one I really remember which is was is Nosferatu on his pants.  And panel 12 shows Karabear mascor Kara Bear on his mask and Tyrion on his shirt
In panel 1, the Swimmer mentions ATTA, the American Time Travel Association which employs Time Rider, the primary superhero of (which is the universe the Swimmer and the Runner are from).  Also, this page firmly puts the Runner in the Swimmer's universe, which is fun.  His paper looks a bit different, because it's in Flimerran script.  I made up the letters as I was drawing this, so don't think I have a whole alphabet and/or language planned.  I don't know if I ever will, either.