CCXXXIV: Super Smash Students

Posted by on June 13, 2018
Production Code: UTC234

Jen explained Walker’s electrical horn in the last chapter. I deliberately established it back then so I wouldn’t need to shove in a quick explanation during the big battle.

CCXXXIII: Not on Her Watch

Posted by on May 1, 2018
Production Code: UTC233

When I started Phase Three, I wrote down a few “rules” that I should follow to avoid some of the pitfalls I fell into in Phase Two. One of those rules was “no pages with more than 9 panels.” This page has 19 panels. Oops! Looks like we have a new record holder.

I looked through the catalog of background student characters I built up over the past 10 chapters to select a few to join Ken’s team and made choices that were both obvious and unexpected. Gareth fought on Cass’ side against Keris, but I decided to put him in Ken’s corner. Conversely, Toho was all for inflicting punishment on Dr. Mitchell in Chapter 5, so he seemed a natural choice to go along with Ken’s plan.

CCXXXII: Just Get on With It, People

Posted by on March 11, 2018
Production Code: UTC232

Lookit all these already-transformed characters we’ve never seen transform.

Just look. No backstories. They’re just appearing for flavor to add to the diversity of the looming fight sequence.

*sobs* What am I even making this comic for.

CCXXXI: Ashton PUNCH!

Posted by on February 7, 2018
Production Code: UTC231

I don’t have much experience drawing bodies tangled in other bodies, so panels 2 and 3 were a challenge. I don’t quite think I got all of their masses properly aligned here. It seems like Kestrel’s torso has been absorbed into Chuck’s stomach.

CCXXX: Just Starting

Posted by on December 24, 2017

The further I developed Ash’s character, the more extreme I made his emotional responses to things. This is just about the pinnacle of what he’s willing to do in a charged situation.

When I wrote Page CCIX, I got it into my head that Demetrius’ reaction to his trashed sweater was as strong as it was because it was a gift from Ash. That started me thinking of a way to allow Ash to get retribution for Demetrius’ sake, and from there it was easy to decide on upping the stakes by writing in a direct attack on Demetrius.

Kestrel’s camouflage color is completely unrealistic given that glass is actually transparent, and that if you were standing on the upper floor looking out, you would clearly see this big blue chameleon woman, but I claim artistic liberty so you all can understand she’s supposed to be in camouflage mode.