Aaah! How can you say such dull meandering political facts and have me craving the next comic so much? Yet I'm kind of glad I have to wait at the same time, otherwise if I knew the comic went on, I'd skim this page and rush to the next one. Waiting helps me catch the minute details, and really, it's all in the details. (I'm just joking about the dullness. I love politics actually. And philosophy. I really like what you're doing here--brilliant set-up.)
I like your character's style of clothes. I know lots of people have commented on Tal's style, but that fourth panel has me thinking how much fun Gilou's long sleeves are. I don't think I've ever seen anything like them (mind you, I'm no fasion expert, but my sister's a costume designer and wears all sorts of bizarre things). Anyway, they look functional, practical, comfortable, and FUN! I want some now.
I like the background choice in panel 2, though it surprised me. I'm used to thought backgrounds being one or two-toned, possibly with bubble or sand texture. Instead you've got Victorianish wallpaper. Intriguing.
That was nice of Zephonith to do all the leadership/organizing while Jethin gets to go have fun.
Side question...is Tal right-handed?
Hrm, another side question--how DO you get so many angles on one room? Do you actually have this room in reality, or make a model of it, or can you just do the geometric angles in your head?
You will put up with my meandering space drama and you will like it!
Clothes and coming up with multiple outfits that suit the characters are part of the fun. I need to sit down and properly figure out what's in at least the main characters' closets lest they end up with infinite wardrobes. Tal already owns more pairs of shoes than I do. ( Granted, that's not hard. )
That's not exactly the pattern Tal has on his vest, but the pattern the vest-pattern was taken from. Building patterns is fun - they spawn new patterns.
Jethin was an adventurer, Zef's perfectly happy to be the one who stays back at base and keeps the place from falling down. Besides, all his equipment is there and nothing's trying to eat him.
I had this room long enough to shoot a couple dozen reference photos. I do GI Joe-scaled sets as a way of both keeping track of where everything and everyone is, and also to make sure I actually do the backgrounds instead of cheating and dropping everyone in a white room ( or in a room with Random Victorian Wallpaper. )
I wonder since the pattern came from Tal's vest, if it's sort of a 'room in Tal's mind.' You know, when you're thinking of how you understand the world to work, the surroundings may look a little different to you in your head than in reality. Whenever I get a really clear idea or inspiration, I feel like I'm in an open meadow with the wind blowing through it, and the sky a very particular shade of blue.
You not a shoe person either? I don't think Tal is, rather, it's his work job that demands a lot of shoes. That's how it is with me. I don't LIKE the things, but they seem to be needed.
I really like your description of Jethin and Zef. Yes, let's rather not have those pesky devouring creatures at our backs.
So convenient for Tal to have cut his left hand. Dunno how fast those squidgy bottles work, but it's most inconvenient to have an owie on an appendage you use almost constantly. (I banged my head recently and it still isn't working the way I'd like.)
Nah, it was mostly a 'I am tired of backgrounds! I will insert a wallpaper and call it Dramatic!' I imagine the inside of his head looks like the home he grew up in, though possibly with better lighting.
I have my odd-coloured Converse, a pair of winter boots, and my Practical Dominatrix boots ( they're knee-high, black fake-leather, covered in straps and laces, and, most importantly, have completelt flat heels. ) I think I've shown Tal in four different pairs of boots.
Not convenient so much as the only way he can. See how you do it next time you cut a bagel or an apple or something - you hold the knife in your dominant hand and the object in the non-dominant. You slip, you'll cut your non-dominant hand.
Nine years or so of Insecticomics and I have a lot of tiny props.