This chapter originally launched in November 2015 with this single page. Shortly after posting, I had some serious issues with my ability to complete pages in a timely manner and was unhappy with the overall look of the page.
Eventually I redrew the middle section of the page and improved the backgrounds, adding some subtle textures.
This is the very first time the primary building of Attic High is seen in full. I hadn’t ever designed the complete structure, so the layout was cobbled together from what few exterior shots existed prior to this point, and I attempted to make the building match the established interiors as well. Then I covered almost the entire drawing in snow so you can barely see it. Surprisingly, this ended up being the easiest of all the panels on this page.
This scene was Frankensteined together from three separate scenes which opened the chapter. I cut all of the unnecessary characters out and crammed the vital dialogue into a single page. I think it flows pretty well, all things considered. This chapter was at risk of turning into the character-and-plot-point obstacle course that was Chapter 6. Writing that chapter was a nightmare, but I learned a lot of important lessons that I was able to apply to this chapter in the early stages.
Sinbad’s camera crew finally makes an appearance in Phase Two. They were last seen on page LVIII.