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August 14th, 2013, 2:00 pm

Average Rating: 5.00
Metal corsets aren't as uncomfortable as they look. They're even more uncomfortable.
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Reply melaredblu, June 30th, 2013, 5:43 pm

I like to think of this as how the beginning of chapter one should have looked. I had to refer back to those pages to get the colors and costume design right and I was pleasantly surprised to see how much better my art on this page is compared to back then. Don't worry though, this chapter isn't just going to rehash that whole scene. I've got something else in mind.

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Reply Hjels, August 14th, 2013, 5:49 pm

It's really something to see how much you have improved since the first page. This looks really good. Not just the quality of the drawings, but the composition and camera angles are on a much higher level. Can't wait to see what it looks like 112 pages from now. :)

Reply groovykinda (Guest), August 14th, 2013, 6:47 pm

I was thinking the same thing. I'm so glad you went back and redrew it here. It's wonderful to see the improvement in your art.
Just don't redraw the original. It's nice to compare.
And "112 Pages Ago" is very clever. Great way to start the new chapter.

Reply chicken-blast, August 14th, 2013, 8:22 pm

Hot dang, woman. Have you watched Memento? What you're doing here is sort of like that. Showing the same scene again, with more things revealed. You're quite the talented storyteller.

Reply melaredblu, August 14th, 2013, 9:09 pm

@Hjels: Thank you! I'll keep trying to improve my work as I go.

Reply melaredblu, August 14th, 2013, 9:11 pm

@groovykinda: I was wondering if the narration box was too fourth-wall-breaky, but the narrator's always outside the fourth wall anyway. Heck, maybe Randall is the narrator.

Nah, I won't redraw the early pages. Sure, they're not as good, but I don't have time for that. Best to move on and keep working hard.

Reply melaredblu, August 14th, 2013, 9:12 pm

@chicken-blast: Aw, thanks! I don't think I've actually seen Memento. I'll have to go and watch it.

Reply melaredblu, August 17th, 2013, 1:08 am

@hipopotamo: This brief visit to the beginning of the story is exactly why I chose to wait until today to promote the comic in the forums. Here's hoping this new chapter will be better than the last.

Reply vaslittlecrow, January 2nd, 2014, 10:47 pm

This redux is gorgeous!

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