Episode 226: “How could you?”
Phosphene is dropping some knowledge in this episode. But a little refresher…
- Phosphene’s telling these events to Quimp and she makes reference to the “wounds you inflicted” which is when Quimp and Maledicta were pinned to Vessica’s chest. And when, with a less-than-complete plan, Quimp removed the Woeblade to escape.
- And the “energy” “as before” refers to when Phosphene first appeared and zapped Vessica with lightning/electricity – an ability none of the other dragons have exhibited.
This episode was soooo close to done on Monday but I wasn’t at all happy the background in panel one. It was okay – kind of, sort of – but it didn’t give a sense of the character of the room which was established back when Quimp first visited the cottage. The original panel background said “room” but it didn’t say “this particular room.”
And my sense is that when there are no word balloons in a panel, readers tend to spend disproportionately more time looking at the art. I have long, boring thoughts as to why that might be which I’m happy to ramble near-incoherently about if anyone is interested. :) ) With that in mind, I spent a few hours yesterday drawing tiny books, sandwiches, woodgrain, and stone.
I’m much happier with it.
And while I was posting this, I went back in and added a scar on Vessica’s neck/collarbone to indicate where Quimp had cut her.
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Thank you all again for your amazing support!!!
— Steve @theSteveConley