Comic 244 - Expository Banter

8th Aug 2012, 1:48 AM in Ch 10: Friendship
Expository Banter
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Jocelyn 8th Aug 2012, 1:48 AM edit delete
Jocelyn
For those of you who don’t remember Chanel (first panel), she was the girl from the Halloween party that was wearing the army camo (and really dug Maria’s costume). Although the two characters met and connected a bit at the party, they didn’t really “hang out” per se. I felt like I had a really hard time coming up with a reason for the two to actually talk to each other again. I knew I had to set this in motion, but I couldn’t figure out how.

The end result came from probably my strangest idea that, ironically enough, barely had anything to really do with either Maria or Chanel. Let’s take a couple random guys and have them develop the little known Chanel’s character, just as Maria passes by to hear the most convenient part. Normally, I hate this sort of thing, but I actually really like the way this one came out. It manages to feel more natural than any of the other ideas I had.

I’ve mentioned this in the past when I last did this, but the three boys being uncolored IS indeed intentional. To reiterate, if I don’t color a character, it means they will never contribute to the overall plot and will most likely never appear again in the story. In this case, I actually loosely based their designs off a certain trio of characters from a late 90s cartoon (kudos to you, if you recognize them). I just thought the nod would be neat as long as I’m not ever going to use them anyway. ^_^

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Rinkel 8th Aug 2012, 2:35 AM edit delete reply
Rinkel
SUDDEN PLOT TWIST! I like the direction this story is heading very much. :)

Is it 'Ed, Edd, and Eddy'? Because that's who I'm seeing when I look at those three guys.
Jocelyn 9th Aug 2012, 1:47 AM edit delete reply
Jocelyn
@RINKEL

Actually, it's Joey, Jeffy and Jamie from "Daria"
http://www.dariawiki.org/wiki/index.php?title=File:ThreeJs.JPG
Zackwell 8th Aug 2012, 9:17 AM edit delete reply
I really hope that Chanel is actually a lesbian. For Maria's sake.
If she's not, Maria could possibly be double heartbroken.
Lex-Kat 17th Nov 2016, 5:36 AM edit delete reply
Lex-Kat
Men. Why do they continue to give me reasons to hate not like them, as a whole.

Luckily, there are those, both in real life and in art, that keep me grounded in the reality that not all of them are jerks.

I hope Chanel just isn't interested in anyone, right now. Maybe she's unsure of her feelings, and doesn't wish to date, period.
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