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MOTHER Christmas Theatre: Page 1 (Title) - by kenisu3000

MOTHER Christmas Theatre: Page 1 (Title)




Title page for my Holiday Funfest 2007 entry.



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kenisu3000 Chapter 2 - Page 65: Dark Clouds Swirling Over South Cemetery
kenisu - #65
Chapter 2 will be sort of like my Halloween Funfest comic from 2007, except with a more fleshed-out story and plenty of "deleted scenes" in between - not to mention, of course, colored pages and a different ending.
The sarcophagus in the middle of the first panel was based on one I saw while at college. Just outside of my dorm building, visible from the windows on the north side, was a large cemetery (I wonder if that says anything about the quality of life in those dorms?), and as I was walking past it one day, I noticed an enormous headstone with this incredibly somber-looking statue, so when I illustrated my Halloween comic, I decided to go down into the cemetery with my art supplies, and add that and a few other gravestones in for touch.
Pippi's late father's name is Marlon for a number of reasons. For one, I'm not too great with naming characters, and I tend to let my mind go into "roulette mode" until it lands on a name I think would fit. Fortunately, the name Marlon wound up fitting almost bizzarely perfectly in the grand scheme of things. You'll see what I'm talking about toward the end of the chapter. Also, it's kind of funny when you realize I fan-named his wife Marilyn. Marlon and Marilyn... it's like I did that on purpose.
Finally, I just have to draw attention to the lizard. I'm not sure if this is the sort of habitat one would find a lizard in, but I think it was the MOTHER Encyclopedia, once again, that gave me the idea to have Pippi get herself lost while chasing one
4/16/10 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 1 - Page 64: The Big Sendoff
kenisu - #64
At last, Elvis has left the building! NO MORE ATTACK OF THE KILLER BEIGE!!
6/15/09 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 1 - Page 63: Ready Go!
kenisu - #63
And now, the moment you've all been waiting for: after three years of going without his headwear, Ninten FINALLY puts his cap on!
6/15/09 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 1 - Page 62: Words From the Past
kenisu - #62
One of the most annoying things about trying to make a fleshed-out story of MOTHER: most of the characters don't have a last name. So I have to dance all around these nonexistent names in places where, by all means in real life, the full name would be used. In this case, the title page of George's diary. I wanted the diary to be faded and blotched to begin with (to give it that "antique" look), so I used that to my advantage and ran my thumb over a smudge of graphite, covering the area where George's surname would be. I love these little nuance conveniences.
As for the password, it was only recently, when I went to draw over the sketch, that I finally realized the connection between the two parts of the code: _Where is God's Tail?_ is the prompt, and _Lost on the ship that sails the heavens_ is the answer. The second part isn't clarifying _what_ God's Tail is (my old translations read "The item left behind" instead of "Lost"), it's clarifying _where_ the Tail is.
...Though I still wonder what I was thinking when I chose _lost_ as a "translation" of _wasuremono_. In that case, _left behind_ would still have worked.
6/15/09 0.00
kenisu3000 Chapter 1 - Page 61: Cellar Scrutiny
kenisu - #61
When choosing between blacking in the background with ink or colored pencil, I opted for the latter. It was more work, but I like the effect I accidentally created when I blended in the Dark Brown: it gives it a "dusty air" look. Just looking at these panels makes me want to cough.
6/15/09 0.00

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