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Prologue - Page 7: Suzannah and Johnny - by kenisu3000

Prologue - Page 7: Suzannah and Johnny




kenisu - #07
Here, we get to meet three of my original characters: George and Maria's son, Johnny (I guess if I had to give him an age, I'd say about five), Maria's sister Suzannah, and James, who was mentioned on Page 3.
I knew that since George and Maria had a legacy that HAD to have been laid down BEFORE the abduction, then they must have had a child that had been perhaps overlooked in the kidnapping. To emphasize this, I gave them a son, designed him the way I draw Ninten (just with brown hair and newsie-style clothes), and I made it so that during the abduction, he had been out visiting his aunt Suzannah. Also, note the continued use of British dialect: Johnny refers to his mother as "mum".
At first I wanted the next page after the George-and-Maria scream and the shattering-of-the-eyeglasses to be where Suzannah brings Johnny home, to find the house completely abandoned. Instead, I realized there would need to be some more introduction to these characters, and maybe some interaction with others before they discovered the awful truth. That's how James became more than just a fleeting mention made by George. So, I threw in some more character establishment, and the "Big Discovery" was shifted to Page 8.
I made James to resemble the typical old farmer, jaded by the "young whipper-snappers these days", and I gave him a corn field. Corn fields are great if you want to write something scary. Also, there's a little nuance which I don't think was made clear enough: James' home is the 1906 equivalent of the house in 1988 of the fat guy who says his house was torn apart by a poltergeist.



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kenisu3000 Chapter 2 - Page 82: Emergency
kenisu - #82
There's something about that river, and the trees beyond it, that make me wish I could live there.
5/17/10 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 2 - Page 81: Fade to Black
kenisu - #81
Camel's back = BROKEN.
Looking over my original of this page from two/three years ago, I noticed something I had forgotten about. A faint erasure can be seen in the sky, in the panel where Marilyn is on the ground (you probably can't see it here, since this is photocopy, and a colored one at that). It's a speech balloon of Marilyn going "AcK... gAHhh..." and it's accompanied by the sound effect "twitch twitch". All I can say is: *wow*, I'm really glad I recognized the mood killer there when I did.
5/5/10 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 2 - Page 80: Despair Creeps In
kenisu - #80
Wow... this Lauren character is pretty tactless, isn't she? Come to think of it, I guess in a roundabout way, it's almost a reflection of a certain other tactless "good news/bad news" scene from the MOTHER series.
4/29/10 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 2 - Page 79: A Flustered Mom
kenisu - #79
I have to wonder what people thought of that "I knew somebody was in trouble" panel back in its Halloween days... since, of course, back then, I hadn't yet submitted the pages containing the subplot at the end of Chapter 1, where Ninten feels a sense of danger to someone not far off.
4/21/10 0.00
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My apologies to any Camera Guy fans. He just drives me nuts, especially when I'm playing on the GBA and have the sound off, because without hearing his trademark fanfare, for those two heart-stopping seconds before he spins in, I think the game's frozen!
4/16/10 0.00

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