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.
The last time we saw Keris, she had just transformed back from a giant pink poodle into her original human form.
The final panel was originally a different drawing entirely. Her head was tilted down and she had a different expression, but it didn’t fit the feel of what I wanted, so I just copied panel 6 and changed her mouth.
Look how blank that cork board is. I neglected to draw anything on it in previous pages, when it wasn’t so obvious. Now it just sort of stands right out to me. Man, this is one boring classroom. Then again, this is Dr. Mitchell’s classroom we’re talking about.
I cannot BELIEVE I fit all those word balloons in there. This page was ridiculous to lay out.
The first draft of this page called for the students to be unanimously against Argo, but when some readers reacted to Dr. Mitchell’s transformation in Argo’s favor, it inspired me to mix in some students who supported his idea. That’s why there is so much crammed into this page. A lot of new dialogue had to be added.
This is Katsuko’s first chapter as a member of the secondary cast. Her character is given a name for the first time. I previously referred to her as “Student Eight” in Chapter 4’s script.
Cass is using a different phone than the one in Chapter 4. I wanted her to own a smart phone with an easy-to-read screen instead of the outdated flip-up cell from before. As of yet, I have no in-story explanation for why she’d use two different phones over the course of one week.
We see a good chunk of students on this page. This whole scene forced me to get better at creating varying character types. There still isn’t as much diversity as I’d like there to be. (Not just skin tones, I mean things such as hairstyle, cheek/jaw shape, body tone, etc.)