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The Christmas 2017 exchange, page 4

3rd Apr 2018, 4:28 AM in The Cosmos Crossover Crisis!
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The Christmas 2017 exchange, page 4
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Cartoonist_at_Large 3rd Apr 2018, 4:28 AM edit delete
Cartoonist_at_Large
One of the key things I wanted to do with this story was to give the Cryptida gang a chance to do something relevant to their skill sets, and thereby contribute to the story - Mirabelle looked after and explained their Lycopegmopsis specimen (page 2), Peter demonstrated his leadership skills (panel 2, page 3), Kanny used her linguistics training to (attempt to) communicate with the Troglodytes (page 3); and Tarik.... well, Tarik complained rather a lot. Dr. Soren Lung, of course, uses his proficiency with a harpoon to extricate his young charges from peril - but when I was first planning the story out, I was a little stumped as to how to have him go about it. I came up with several ideas, none of which really passed muster: 1) he ties a rope to the harpoon, throws it and embeds it in the edge of a chasm forming a tightrope that the others can run across to bridge a chasm (rather risky, and would take too many panels to detail), 2) he throws it at a cliff above the trogdolytes, dislodging a big rock which crashes down in front of them, scaring them off (yeh, maybe), or 3) he throws it directly at them and embeds it in the ground in front of them, scaring them off (a bit anti-climactic, and would they really be discouraged that easily?) However, then I thought 'Hang on, why does he need to use the harpoon as a harpoon? He's supposed to be incredibly resourceful - think outside the box, just like he would!' So I did, and that's how the Troglodytes came to face not a hurled projectile or a rock fall, but a giant mushroom-tree crashing down in their midst! Harpoons: is there anything they can't do?

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Microraptor 3rd Apr 2018, 9:31 PM edit delete reply
Microraptor
A lovely way for Sören to use the harpoon! :-D

I also love it when artist in crossover-exchanges understand my characters so well! (Sometimes seemingly even better than I do!)