Founder and principal of Attic High, the leading private science-focused high school in the country. Is constantly awed and apprehensive about the achievements of her students.

UTC CCXLVIII (Bottom)

CCXLVII: What We’re Stuck With

Posted by on May 3, 2019
Production Code: UTC247

CCXLV: Like Daughter, Like Mother

CCXLI: The Attic is All Right?

Posted by on January 16, 2019
Production Code: UTC241

As you can see, I’m still shading the characters even in normal light. This is the first time I’ve done this since page CVI. After the last few dramatic pages, going back to flat color seemed to ruin the visual flow of the story. As the plot has matured, I wanted to continue visually showing dimension on the characters. After comparing the shaded and non-shaded versions of this page, I feel this version is much more compelling and worth the extra touch.

Ken revealed Jen’s “predicament” and made his threat on page CCX. Katsuko witnessed Jen faint there.

Cass and Noah are running because they played it safe and took a detour to a staircase to get back down to ground level. I had a line for this in the script, but this page was dense enough already without that insignificant detail thrown in.

CCXXXVI: Deetle-Doooo

Posted by on August 8, 2018
Production Code: UTC236

Believe it or not, the first drafts of this story dropped Keris and Jen into a plot hole until the end of the story to focus completely on the fight. We weren’t going to see them throughout this entire climax. Eventually I realized that absolutely shouldn’t happen, and when devising the substance of this scene, I realized it was a golden opportunity to give her something to do that only she could do to assist the outcome of the fight.

I think I drew Jen too large here. I couldn’t see the proportions clearly through all the CUTENESS.