9/25/18 – G.O.B. Head Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent What’s a little blackmail between friends? 🙂 (only funny in a fictional world) First Strip Original Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 9/24/18 – Wezzle Works 9/26/18 – Emily Recruits 21 Comments Frith Ra September 25, 2018 at 12:39 am 11 months ago Always keep a good blackmail ready for when you will need it. Coyoty September 25, 2018 at 1:00 am 11 months ago That’s why she’s chief of security. She can secure anything. Night-Gaunt49 September 25, 2018 at 1:09 am 11 months ago A good head of security is like a confidence man and master chess player. Coyoty September 26, 2018 at 12:47 am 11 months ago Mr. Garibaldi. Meran September 27, 2018 at 3:13 am 11 months ago Babylon 5 reference! Strain Of Thought September 25, 2018 at 2:59 am 11 months ago Did these photographs come up earlier in the story? I can’t recall anything like them but we’re pretty deep into it and it’s been a while. Christopher Baldwin September 25, 2018 at 8:47 am 11 months ago Nope. Just there as a punchline as well as to indicate the type of relationship Emily and King have. 🙂 Gregg Eshelman September 27, 2018 at 12:30 am 11 months ago Emily got pics of King having, uh, ‘relations’ with a cherry-lime JELLO mold? Vincent G September 25, 2018 at 3:05 am 11 months ago Where is the blueish glass shelf in the first frame? Docard September 25, 2018 at 4:21 am 11 months ago Under Anesu’s knee, only partially in view… The first and second frames are from slightly different viewing angles. The “camera” takes a good step back and somewhat to the left between those frames. andreas September 25, 2018 at 6:52 pm 11 months ago While this is correct and an astute observation, Vincent G’s original puzzlement still stands, I think. Normally Chris’ 3D assisted perspective angles are flawless but unless I’m missing something here they do not seem quite right between frame 1 and 2 – it looks like it is mostly a zoom out rather than a camera shift (judging from the table angles). So Emily should not move as much (well, she might have), the glass shelf certainly should not translate by this much, and it is also difficult to see the background hallway matching up. This slightly marrs what would otherwise be choice camerawork and suspense-inducing pacing by the visual director that throws the viewer into the middle of things and keeps them on their toes through frantic camera-turns. Luckily most people are not quite as anal about such details as this poster so a retake on this scene would seem like overkill… especially seeing that we’re operating on a shoe-string budget seeing that the secret weapon is rolled out likely to save money on special effects for what would otherwise be a hot space battle 😉 Vincent G September 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm 11 months ago Not being ‘anal’, the point is that such things just jump in my face immediately, I guess my brain is just wired that way. That ruins so many movies… Vincent G September 27, 2018 at 4:08 pm 11 months ago Not being ‘anal’, the point is that such things just jump in my face immediately, I guess my brain is just wired that way. That ruins so many movies… But upon closer inspection of the first frame, I now see a little corner of blueish shelf I had not noticed before. Christopher Baldwin September 25, 2018 at 8:43 pm 11 months ago Of all the times to be away from my computer! I can post my reference shots, but not until I get back on the 8th or so. Remind me and I will! Christopher Baldwin October 15, 2018 at 10:54 am 10 months ago well, you all are right. In the second panel I drew Anesu too far to the left from the edge of the desk. Below are my references for the first two panels. Although, honestly, not sure when (or even if) I’ll get around to fixing it. 🙂 andreas October 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm 10 months ago Thanks for clearing that up. The images are most impressive! I think the slight inaccuracies – which only a few gifted/cursed people like Vincent and myself are likely going to notice – likely arise from repeatedly drawing 2D characters in similar poses while slightly changing 3D perspective. Since you are doing all this 3D work in the background – are you interested in ever going full 3D – even with characters? Personally I never thought it could look as good as hand-drawn but recent things like the Dragon Prince at least start to come close… Gregg Eshelman October 18, 2018 at 6:30 am 10 months ago There’s also the missing exterior faces in the 3D ship model used in “One Way”. The first instance is on this page. https://www.baldwinpage.com/onewaycomic/2014/02/24/022414-day-and-night/ Third panel, on the intersecting circular window frames. Outside view should look like the inside view in the last panel. Christopher Baldwin October 18, 2018 at 1:28 pm 10 months ago @gregg, yup! True. Kaidah September 25, 2018 at 8:39 am 11 months ago Is it just me or do King’s teeth look pointier when he’s yelling? (or is it more pointy? English is dumb…) Peter Rogan September 25, 2018 at 7:21 pm 11 months ago I’m so disappointed with King. It sounds like he really hit rock bottom after losing Oola. I don’t recognize this broken shell of a mirrghroot any more. He’s become pathetic, reactive, completely without initiative or imagination. A leader so crippled cannot remain in possession of his domain for long; a more-imaginative, less-depressed leader will rise in his place. And the first thing that new leader will do is take out Emily with no warning. Since she’s the real power behind the throne and head of security, she’s the one real obstacle. I haven’t discounted that the entire conspiracy has been set up as a distraction to allow an assassin a shot at Emily. It still could work, with unpredictable repercussions. Muzhik September 25, 2018 at 11:15 pm 11 months ago Don’t worry! POTTYBOT will show up in the nick of time to take a lasershot for her! Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.