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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 "Whose Hat is This?" coloring book, pgs. 5 & 6
whohat - #04
I remember I did NOT feel like drawing a big crowd scene for Page 5, so the population dwindled down to about four or five extras. This train station is not used much. Apparently everyone prefers to walk their way to work, and risk getting attacked by crazed hippies and the like :)
Also, I love it how the conductor is directing the crowd through a closed gate :)
9/25/06 9.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" coloring book, pgs. 9 & 10
whohat - #06
Okay, so Page 8 was nothing compared to Page 9. It IS a little disturbing to see a couple of little kids chased down by a bunch of savage carnivores, but then again, in the Bible, Elijah (or Elisha... one o' thems) turned 42 she-bears on a group of kids because they called him Baldy.
As for Page 10, I tried to recreate the landscape directly from the game as you enter Snowman, right down to the position of the NPCs. However, I added a snowman (because... well, if the place is called Snowman, you need a snowman!!). Those structures in the near distance that look like cake or gingerbread... those are the low-hanging cliffs that overlook the town.
9/25/06 10.00
kenisu3000 "Whose Hat is This?" pgs. 7 & 8
whohat - #05
For Page 7, I knew I wanted Ninten in that awesome running pose, but after I inked him in, I remembered that he was supposed to be carrying Anna's hat. So I put the hat off to the side in mid-air, like he dropped it in his rush to get to Snowman. The untold story here is that Lloyd picked the hat up after him and followed. Um, yeah.
I know Page 8 is a LITTLE over-the-top ("okay, so suddenly, out of nowhere, for no apparent reason, they run into Bigfoot"), but there had to be SOME amusement in this book :)
9/25/06 9.00
kenisu3000 A Fungus Among Us
I can't _possibly_ be the first one to come up with this joke.
6/15/09 8.00
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Kudos to anyone who knows the reference.
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