CCXXVII: Here We Go

CCXXVI: The Changing Face of Delinquency

Posted by on February 23, 2017

This is the first actual use of Morty’s (and Noah’s) transformation ray since the final chapter of Phase One. I kept it away from the students in Phase Two because it’s kind of a miraculous device. It healed Jen’s mortal wounds after transforming her into a were-poodle and back again, and with the kind of dangers the kids face every chapter, it would have become the dreaded deus ex machina of this series. At that point I started coming up with the germ of the story that’s unfolding here, where the ray is at the crux of villain Ken’s ambitions, and created the subplot that ran through Phase Two where Jen had confiscated the ray to prevent this kind of misuse.

All of Katsuko’s bears are designed to protect children, so I figured it would make sense if some of them were capable of acting as baby monitors.

CLXX: Learning How to Fetch

Posted by on May 26, 2014
Production Code: UTC170

I wanted this to look like a drab, run-down shopping plaza. That’s why there’s only one car and fluorescent lighting that gives everything an icky greenish-brown color. I kind of wish I hadn’t gone THAT far with the colors, because the overall page color scheme is all over the place.

CLXIX: In Crowd

Posted by on May 19, 2014
Production Code: UTC169

Girls like these are why Cass originally chose to dress the way she did. The full explanation hasn’t been provided in the comic yet, though the subject was briefly mentioned on page LXXXIX.