Other Submissions by kenisu3000
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 19: A Twinge of the Past||
kenisu - #19
So here we return to George in his basement, obsessing over his notes. More fun stuff that I've had in my head for years, and now finally I've brought the image out.
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 18: The Verdict||
kenisu - #18
The reason why Suzannah didn't vote is because women weren't allowed to vote back then. Of course, like I said before, women at a town council meeting in 1908 is kinda dicey, but I tells the story my way.
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 17: Town Anxiety||
kenisu - #17
Ever since I finished EB Zero back in 2000, whenever I imagined George poring over his notes, I pictured him sitting at a scanty table in a dark, dank basement scene. It feels soooo nice to be able to put these long-time mental images on paper.
Also, I was originally going to color the mayor's over-vest red, but then when I looked at the next-to-last panel (where he's silencing Suzannah), I realized that I made him look awfully Russian, so instead, I colored his vest blue. And speaking of Suzannah, I think I may have made yet another historical oopsie here: back in those days, women had very few privileges, so what are several women doing at a TOWN COUNCIL MEETING? Of course, from the very beginning, I knew I wanted the characters to have some sort of audience with the mayor to discuss the situation with George, but originally it was supposed to be a small enclosed meeting with her, James, a FEW involved townsfolk, and the mayor; but eventually it evolved into a full-out town council meeting.
At any rate, I needed Suzannah present to be able to move the story forward. So I fudged a little.
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 16: Constant Vigilance!||
kenisu - #16
Trying to explain some of the WHYs and HOWs of a story tends to get a little hokey and unbelievable in my case. Just bear with me and accept it as gospel: James WOULD have heard that window opening (even if he were asleep... or tending to his crops... or in town...).
I was so half-tempted to have James bark "Constant Vigilance!!!" after his "I would hear the window being opened" line :)
|kenisu3000||Prologue - Page 15: The Crowd is Going Wild||
kenisu - #15
In starting this page, I found myself lost. I knew how I wanted this scene to culminate (you'll see what happens in the next page), but had no clue as to how to bring it about. This was one of those moments where picking up the pencil and just drawing it panel-by-panel enlightened me, so that I knew what direction to take. It was quite a miraculous touch-and-go, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.