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June 19th, 2013, 10:00 am

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moonjellybeans, June 18th, 2013, 11:26 pm     Reply

Oh dear...

Well, that can't be good...

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Creppzuzette, June 19th, 2013, 11:10 am     Reply

I really love how you used the lack of dialogue and color - except for the few well chosen scenes - and built the flashback solely on facial emotions and atmosphere.

Mokko, June 19th, 2013, 6:57 pm     Reply

Using the road to Banff, I see.

Excellent choice.

moonjellybeans, June 19th, 2013, 9:26 pm     Reply

@Mokko: I figured that they're /technically/ close enough to that area, so why not? lol

moonjellybeans, June 19th, 2013, 9:28 pm     Reply

@Creppzuzette: Thanks! It's been quite a challenge trying to figure out the best way to do the last few pages for this chapter.

Hatter98, June 20th, 2013, 11:50 am     Reply

@moonjellybeans: That was from 28 Weeks Later. The wife who was immune to the zombie virus kissed the husband-who turned into a zombie. :P

moonjellybeans, June 20th, 2013, 1:15 pm     Reply

@Hatter98: Yeah, but it's more fun when the person 'infected' doesn't look like they're infected. I seem to recall the wife was pretty obviously contagious looking.

Then again, maybe Magnus was only contagious because he kissed her so soon after that first bite? Who knows >:3

Hatter98, June 20th, 2013, 1:17 pm     Reply

@moonjellybeans: Haha, you should keep adding references here and there that were from zombie movies. :P Like the zombieland one.

moonjellybeans, June 20th, 2013, 2:18 pm     Reply

@Hatter98: lol, we'll have to see! Beth and Magnus are meant to be a little more genre savvy, but I don't want to overdo it either.

Hatter98, June 21st, 2013, 1:20 pm     Reply

Heh. Yeah.

Umm, I read all of your pages and none of them seem to meet my expectations of 'mature'

There isn't even that much blood. I recommend unchecking the 'Is this comic Mature?' button. Then again, I could be wrong. All I know is that I believe that this is a comic that people under 18 can read. Believe, as in my opinion. :P

moonjellybeans, June 21st, 2013, 5:20 pm     Reply

@Hatter98: Well, the warning is not to say 'if you're under 18, don't read this' and more just to let people know that 'as you read this, there WILL be mature content, so heads up'.

At least, that's how I look at it, and I seem to have quite a few readers under 18.

We're still pretty early in the story too, so I agree that it's not very gory right at the moment, there's lots of opportunities for some more intense stuff later on.

Hatter98, June 24th, 2013, 9:22 pm     Reply

Yeah, thanks for the terminology.

Deon (Guest), June 25th, 2013, 2:28 am     Reply

I'm really enjoying this. I like the style, characters and the story progression. I really like that you focus on character development more than grindfest which usually prevails in zombie movies/comics. Thanks a lot for this piece of art :).

moonjellybeans, June 25th, 2013, 3:58 pm     Reply

@Deon: Thank you so much!

Shieldmaiden (Guest), March 30th, 2015, 3:27 pm     Reply

I like the slow build you have going here, and how we learn more about the characters through their interactions with each other. I'm assuming that the patches of color on Magnus' skin will turn out to be important later! I can't help but wonder if you deliberately left what type of athlete Magnus was training to be as vague, though.

Nice work with the infodumping, too- it doesn't drag and it gets the point across rather quickly. I also like the choice of using different color infoboxes for the different speakers.

Bethany's experience and wisdom is refreshing to see- she's not overly suspicious like a lot of other characters in the genre. She

And the highlight of the chapter- the final flashback that illustrates the fate of Magnus' friends. Others have commented on it in detail, but I love the sepia look, and sparing use of color. It helps flavor the piece and the choice of telling it without words really adds to the emotional impact. Excellent work. I also love the expressions in this chapter- especially notable with the guard that gets the close up.

moonjellybeans, March 31st, 2015, 3:43 pm     Reply

@Shieldmaiden: I'm really happy to hear all this. For me, personally, this was around the time when I really felt like I was getting my own footing for the comic. It's like, okay, the stage is really set, now we can really sink our teeth into it!

Magnus's training is absolutely left vague, but of course we will have a chance to see that in action. Just like we'll see what relevance his discolouration will have.

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