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This one took a lot longer than I’d expected – two days of linework with heavy amounts of correction on both runs, followed by several more fixes (boobs, noses, neck lengths) after the whole mess was shaded. More effort than usual in part to make up for the previous page. For context, new readers really need to read The Dualist, …

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20080708 – Minor cleanup. The page still has problems but it’s an improvement. ========================== Worthy of note: Thad’s initials are T.A.G. I’m averse to unnecessary* exposition, but the line just doesn’t work if you aren’t aware of that little fact. Bryan Adams is why I own an iPod. I was in line at a Barnes & Noble a couple of …

Earth -1-

20080706.10:43 – Minor text fixes. Matches up nicely with subversion -38-, doesn’t it? You may notice that the gutter at top and bottom is slightly larger than it is on the sides, which is a change from The Dualist. This is to keep the pages a consistent 6×9 at webscale. The area inside the border is 6×9@365dpi, which is the …

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20100121 (17) – Removed the contents of a billboard. 2010127 (3) – Added a label to the gin bottle in panel four. A grayscale version of the Spagnola Dry Gin With Orange logo used in chapter five scene one of The Dualist. Also made a few cleanup tweaks and applied the new script – making this the first page to …

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20100130 (1) – Turned off the “break” title in panel one earlier this week. Unlike the previous back-and-forth on ‘trolls,’ keeping this bit would technically double up the ‘break’ section titles to include ‘break’ (beginning in the basement bathroom) and ‘break’ (being this page). While DCR pages are being listed as “chapter -number-” instead of by scene, I’d rather avoid …

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Minor cropping and scaling. The only panel that feels Wronged is the third – I may re-render that at some later date. Right now (1am, 10 August 2009), five is in the art bag (but not the writing bag), “Expulsion” is un-done, and there’s three chapters and change left to process. I have plenty of time to ruminate on the …

Whitehouse -24-

2010127 (2) – Minor fixes to panel two – lightened the silhouette on the right, added a highlight to Nameless Girl’s boot. The original printed as a solid block of A Leg Vanishing Into Some Dude… I figure if a moderately expensive Epson can’t handle it, I should expect the same of any future print process. 2010127 (5) – Rewrite …

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2010127 (6) – Got the re-script done before the State of the Union address, came back to cleanup and whatnot as the GOP responder calls the US medical system the “best in the world.” Uh huh, right. Obama can speech – this dude sounds like he’s got a lobbyist’s arm up his ass, Hensoning him like a cheap hand puppet. …

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Huh. (again, Aug 10 ’09 – HOW IS IT 10 ALREADY?) For some reason I always figured this page wouldn’t down-sample useably. Yet it does, with a good amount of elbow room and PLENTY of goatse to spare. Sweet. 20091010 (2) – Lettered. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Corrected a minor grammatical error.

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20100130 (3) – Rewrite. No major adjustments otherwise, and not a whole lot to say on the subject. The oven should be warm enough to start cooking tater tots in a few minutes… which means lunch either during or after the next page! Woo! 20101225 – Original page metadata: Ghost ninjas from outer space, fat geeks in mecha suits, and …

Subversion -38-

20090813 (1) – Starting pre-format of Chapter Eight with the easiest page. There’s at least one more, a few pages “back” (from the readthrough point of view), but it’s almost certainly going to require a re-render to retain the shot composition. 20091008 (26) – Webscaled. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Re-rendered and re-composited the Daedalus. Lowered the light contrast a bit …

Subversion -35-

20090813 (3) – Scaled and cropped – another easy one, fortunately. Though Thad’s sunglasses in panel two have some seriously uneven bows, and that’s after corrections. Might go back and do more later, but for the time being I’m stopping with adding the left bow. 20091009 (36) – Lettered. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Minor dialogue adjustments.

Subversion -33-

20090817 (35) – A large amount of carefully considered cropping kept this one from requiring time-consuming roof-raising renders. While it’s more cramped than I’d like, I like the idea of getting td2e done this year quite a bit more than the notion of showing off the background every chance I get. If I weren’t down to a single machine at …

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20090815 (33) – Got started on this one around noon, then my mom and my cousin Joe (whom I haven’t seen in about ten years) showed up. We did the museum, the comic shop, etc – had some fun; I got restocked, have a vacuum cleaner, etc. It’s now 19:35 and this page is assembled. Cropping all around – no …

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20090817 (37) – Much like (36), I was fully expecting this one to be a roof-raiser. Fortunately, some careful cropping – and a willingness to give up most of The Stick in panel one – kept that from happening. All panels cropped and scaled; one and four cropped the most. 20091008 (31) – Lettered. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Minor dialogue …

Subversion -29-

20090816 (34) – A quiet, slow day – and now, at 22:44, the upstairs neighbor’s dog is barking and whining while said neighbor stomps around like a pregnant elephant on meth. Fantastic. There are four pages remaining of the chapter, all requiring some kind of rendering work – or so I thought. I figured this one would, and after TWENTY …

Subversion -28-

20090817 (36) – All panels cropped and scaled. Two and five were hit the hardest – I was half expecting three and four to suffer large, and had contemplated losing Raven from panels three and five, but everything seems to have worked out. Yay! 20091008 (29) – Lettered. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Minor dialogue adjustments.

Subversion -25-

20090813 (9) – Cropped 1 and 3 to preserve 2; did the shirt fix in the interim file (copy of the first edition document) instead of the finished one due to the complexity of the composition. While the cropped 3 works, I really like how 1 looks in its current state. 20090912 (25) – Lettered. I’m now out of the …

Subversion -24-

20090815 (30) – I thought this one was going to be a giant pain in the ass… but it turns out that the size of panel two – along with the sheer amount of unused space – made it a great candidate for power-cropping. One scaled, two scaled and mega-cropped; three and four scaled and cropped a bit. 20090912 (24) …

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20090813 (11) – Croppenscale ahoy! Trims to three, five and six; scaling of one, two and four. 20090912 (21) – Lettered. Mastering notes, 2016.12.07 – Minor dialogue adjustments.