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April 12, 2008

#169 Mandrake: Conquest Circumvented


Finally, some danger! I was starting to be afraid this whole storyline would be about dresses.

Why do the conquistadors speak English? Maybe they’re speaking Spanish, but it’s translated for our benefit because Krys understands it.

In an otherwise empty ladies’ room, Krys wipes makeup off her face.
KRYS: Stupid lack of appreciation for my womanly charms…
She sits on a bench and removes her high-heeled sandals, rubbing her feet.
KRYS: OK, granted, losing the shoes was a good call.
Krys peeks out the door and sees men in armor and neck ruffs.
KRYS: Corporate conquistadors!
Back in the bathroom, a voice is heard through the door:
VOICE: Round up all the hostages in the ballroom. Check the restrooms.
But Krys is already disappearing through a ceiling panel.
She emerges through a vent in a room under construction. Her skirt is caught in something, and she cuts off the flounce with a handy Xacto knife.
KRYS: Right.
She looks out the window, then crawls back into the vent.
We see two conquistadors below a pipe.
CONQUISTADOR 1: What’s that noise?
CONQUISTADOR 2: Eh… Probably just the convention center cat.

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    Alright, some action! Great 2nd article of 2008, by the way.

    Comment by Matt — April 12, 2008 @ 6:23 am


    Comment by Laura — April 12, 2008 @ 10:42 am

    oh yeah! please tell me this is leading to a Die Hard homage.

    Your page format is improving markedly. I’m also pleased that your pages have become very large. Content is quality.

    Comment by fan1 — April 14, 2008 @ 5:01 am


    It used to be that I was going for one 8.5×11 page per comic with a few two-page exceptions, but lately I’m finding it difficult to keep it below a page and a half. This was about two almost-full pages and there’s one coming up in this storyline that is pretty much just three.

    I try to make interesting panel layouts - I draw everything by hand on a piece of paper, so I’m not limited by panel size constraints.

    Coming soon, gutters! I still can’t draw a straight line, though.

    Comment by Laura — April 14, 2008 @ 6:44 am

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