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Reply mitchellbravo, April 8th, 2019, 11:01 pm

Not much I can say about this page, other than I think it's the first page that wasn't a promotional image or Uly's prized valubal picture from the introduction where the entire original cast appears at the same time (Aggie, Cal, Cecilia, Eddie, Joseph, Marie, Tony, Uly). It's also close to them all being in the same panel, if Tony had taken several steps up.



TOP TEN FAVORITE LOUD ERA SCENES

#6: Cal and Aggie "Break Up" (link)



Length: 6 pages

Why it's #6: I'll address the elephant in the room- chapter 4 was when I was getting really experimental with abstract backgrounds, so the colors and geometric shapes will seem pretty bizarre. I think they work decently on the page I'll display below. Besides that, I think the inking and coloring are pretty tight, and actually better than my current work -_- Anyway, I like this scene most for the contrast between the two girls- rich Cal, who's stamped out a budding relationship with Leon due to ethnic differences and concerns over social status, and Aggie, who's worked for everything she's ever had and is looking to take any opportunity to get away from her living situation. Each has their reasons, isn't willing to listen without judgment to the other, and is too worked up to hash things out with any measure of patience.

Aggie's words leave an impact on Cal, as is seen later in chapters 5 and 6. Did anything Cal say sink in? You'll have to stay tuned for that answer.



READER'S DISCUSSION:

Reply Oly-RRR, April 10th, 2019, 4:03 pm

Re: the old scene - these girls keep breaking my heart there. ;A;

Re: the current page - ALSO HEARTBREAKING. ;A; I'm so used to seeing Aggie's family as judgemental jerks because I was raised to believe that you gotta let kids be kids as much as possible, especially when life forces them to grow up fast but they all look so abandoned and betrayed there...

I still don't judge Aggie for leaving (for many reasons we probably discussed before) but I hope she'll patch it up with her family someday.

And eee, these page is a visual delight - from them all being there to the colours and the efficient expressions/poses. :D

Reply mitchellbravo, April 14th, 2019, 3:35 pm

@Oly-RRR: Drawing the kids put me in a sad mental place, honestly... I put myself in Aggie's place and want to like, turn around and somehow rescue them but that's not really on her agenda at this point in time :( :( There's just so many layers of sadness and neglect...

Yayayayyyy thanks :D :D :D It was super fun to do this scene and I feel like stuff is starting to come back to me now that I'm (relatively) regularly drawing stuff again?????

Reply Oly-RRR, April 17th, 2019, 9:03 pm

@mitchellbravo: That feeling when you want your characters happy but you also have PLOT STUFF TO DO.

And I'm glad you're back in the saddle! That seems true to me too - trying to work on the comic semi-daily and it's definitely less of a scary uphill struggle than before.


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