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Prologue - Page 3: Escape into the Woods - by kenisu3000

Prologue - Page 3: Escape into the Woods




kenisu - #03
For those who haven't played the game, or have a very good memory of it, you'll find out, much MUCH later, exactly WHAT it is that is above George and Maria's house (or you can just play Mother and it'll tell you right there in the two paragraphs in the opening narration).
What I'm most proud of in this page is the fifth panel (the long one that dives under Maria's "What is THAT above our house?!" panel and juts out a bit under the third) - I absolutely nailed what I had in my head for that shot, and it also gives a glimpse at what I love so much about the landscapes of Mother. If you don't pay much attention to the detail anywhere else on this page, study this panel carefully. At the left end you can see George and Maria in the distance entering the forest, and at the right end is a pair of mysterious legs and a tail descending slowly in front of their home.
The dialogue of the panic-stricken couple was quite touch-and-go for me. I wasn't exactly sure what direction I wanted them to escape, but I wanted Mothersday Town to be mentioned, so I made that their planned route (BTW, I found out recently that the holiday Mother's Day didn't even exist in 1906, much less a town named after it...). Then I needed an outlet for the couple, someONE they could run to. So, using the concept of simple names like "George", I had him mention, in passing, some guy named "James". At first, James only existed for the sake of George mentioning someone they could run to, but as I was illustrating page 7, I found a way to use James further as not only as an outlet, but as THE outlet to represent a family friend's reaction to all that's about to happen. Yes, we'll get to see James in person later, and he'll come strongly into play.



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kenisu3000 A Fungus Among Us
I can't _possibly_ be the first one to come up with this joke.
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kenisu3000 MOTHER Christmas Theatre: Page 9 (How Anna Saved Christmas)
I had known for the longest time that at some point, I wanted to make an Anna-centric Holifay Funfest comic, and just to be funny, give it the stupid title of "How Anna Saved Christmas". I just had never known what I wanted it to be about until the time came for the 2007 holidays.
3/25/08 0.00
kenisu3000 MOTHER Christmas Theatre: Page 12 (How Anna Saved Christmas)
I just love the sound effect "GOINK!" Nothing, nothing, *nothing* in this world goes "GOINK!", and that makes it so awesome.
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I love you, reidman.
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