That first page was murder. The worst part is it’s still lazy-looking. Bah.
Incidentally, I brought the setting into a church to create a scenario where Maria and Chanel could actually meet on Christmas. It seemed the best way when I was scripting it. Then when I drew it and looked at the page, noting Chanel’s texting Maria it dawned on me, I could have probably enacted an extremely similar scene entirely through text. I thought about changing it, but the page was already drawn by that point, and I’d spent more time than usual on it. Leave it to me to try and simplify things by dramatically overcomplicating it. o_o
On the opposite end of the drawing spectrum, Chanel has quickly become one of my favorite characters in this comic to draw. She’s just so tiny and cheek-pinchingly cute.
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C) older than she looks
Things are going to get messy. No one can have a relationship drama free! >_<
Friggin cliff-hanger. YOU ARE EVIL
I had no idea Chanel was this short. Shes had that dress since first grade and shes a senior?
wait. How tall is Maria?! HOW TALL IS RAIN?
WHAT IS THIS I DONT EVEN <3
Well, actually, she just said elementary school (which could be as late as 5th or 6th grade). And Chanel is in 9th grade (she's a bit younger than the rest of the cast). It's not quite as big of a gap of time, but those are kind of the "growing years".
And without looking up my personal notes which are buried SOMEWHERE around here, I believe I recall Maria and Rain being the same height though, at 5'4".
Sooo much tension! XD
Im rooting for intersex but lets see...
XD You're right, I totally overlooked that it could've been 6th grade...aaaand forgot that she was younger
>> this is what happens when I read the first like...8 chapters in a day.
:D I'm 5'4'' too! (ALL THE COSPLAY OMG <3)
Maria and Rain are only 5' 4"?!? No way. Nooo way. Rain's too tall, and just *has* to be taller. I could really really go into why, but just... No. She comes off as like 5' 7-8", if Gavin's 5' 10", but even then that seems way too short. And that would make Chanel something like 4' 8", which is way too short for a ninth grader. I see them more as Chanel being like 5' 3-4, Maria being 5' 6" or so, with rain being about 5' 8" and gavin at 5' 10" (just for scale). I say this completely separately from the whole 'rain being trans' argument, which would be made that it's incredibly rare for any genetic male to be 5' 4" at age 17, especially considering she doesn't have hrt and hasn't been on it since she was 12. That's reeeeeeally uncommon and a bit reaching imo.
anyway, subject of the day: My guess for Chanel's secret!
"I has sekret 2"
"o wut iz?"
"I r lasbaon"
Maybe it is rare across the globe for a genetic male to be 5'4", but it doesn't seem that uncommon to me. I myself am 5'5" and know several guys shorter than me. As for Chanel, I never gave her an official height, but if I had to right now, I'd probably say 4'10" or 4'11". Again, I've known girls that short (and my wife is 5'0"), so personally, I fail to really see where the problem is.
Still, the "official heights" of the characters are haphazard at best, and I myself don't put much stock in them anyway. This is primarily because I, as the artist, am not very good with proportions. And if you look closely, people's relative heights change fairly often throughout the comic.
Usually, I just try to keep a general idea:
Gavin is taller than Fara, who is taller than Rain, who is the same height as Maria, who is taller than Rudy, who is taller than Kylie, who is taller than Chanel. Every other character fits in there somewhere, and I admit to not really thinking much about it very often (though I make a personal mental note, that Chanel is the shortest in the story, and Chase is the tallest).
I think the first page looks really nice!
It's cool, it's not really a big deal, just 5' 4" really threw me. Also, no offense, but you must live in midget-ville ._.
I don't think going to the toilet in the middle of a mass was ever really a thing we were allowed to do.
Then again, I also didn't have a phone back then, and even if I did, I wouldn't have been allowed to use it during a mass, haha.
But yeah, it's kinda odd for me to see someone literally walking out of a mass. I don't know if this is just a thing where I live, though ^_^"