The last of the new pages is also probably the murkiest – even with extensive brightness and contrast blamming, the second panel is still mud… and the position of the CG “sun” puts everything in the first panel on the night side. I shudder to imagine how this one’s going to look in print.
The comms relay and the stowage hatch were modeled and cut in for this specific shot, with the work in question being done several months ago. The production upside of these new pages – aside from what they add to the scene – is that those bits are the only new CG that’s been created explicitly for the second edition.
The Majestic wasn’t built strictly for the second edition, or even the earlier idea of upgrading the rest of the scene to ditch the last hand-drawn vehicle. The main reason for creating it (looking forward for a change) was its planned appearance in chapter two of Transitional Voices. By the same token, while its debut occurred in the first scene of this half of the story, the Hemera was originally built for use in Dead City Radio – for scenes that are still a long way from production.
In other news, a Professional Shouter seems to have moved into one of the nearby houses or apartments… and after a few days of listening to his intermittent bellowings, it’s become clear to me that he really needs to re-read the wikipedia page on Tourettes, and maybe a few pages on Attention-Seeking Behavior. With any luck he’ll do this while he’s waiting for his about-to-blow voicebox to heal and will realize the error of his ways.
That or the angry bastard really needs to look up a walkthrough for whatever video game is pissing him off.