CVI: I, Accepted

Posted by on April 17, 2012
Production Code: UTC106

This was the first scene I wrote for the chapter. At first this was going to be the very first time readers would see what Mr. and Mrs. Calloway looked like and I was worried that the revelation would steal focus from what was actually going on in the scene itself. I conceived the dream sequence at the beginning of the chapter so the readers would already have “met” them beforehand.

This is the third silent page in UTC, not counting page LXXXVII (which had a dialogue box during a silent scene) and the “Sister” mini-comic.

This is the last page in Phase Two to have full cell shading on the characters. Doing the shading added 60 to 90 minutes of work per page. I just couldn’t keep putting that time into the comic with the schedule that I had. I did miss the little extra bit of life it gave to the pages, though.