I like this tradition of the cast lineup.
So this is one of those plot points that suddenly came to me out of nowhere as I was writing this final push. It’s what happens when you build a world in verisimilitude, then apply some outlying individuals, and, all of a sudden, there is a bit of a background cop drama in the midst of our Pokemon tour.
The Anime never had this many layers.
So, I decided to go from Growlithe saying part of his name to just making a barking type sound. I’m not sure about it and would appreciiate feedback from pokemon peoples. If Growlithe had a name that lent itself to doggie sounds, I may have used it. (like Lillipup) I dunno
Incidentally, one of the cool things about the WordPress stuff is I can tag characters, so you can see when the character has shown up. Granted, that’s not useful if you need to see a specific Rachael strip, but it is kind of nifty. Thought I should throw that out there.
I’m trying to do what I can to include Pokelizations in the comic. Sometimes they’re forced, others, elegant. Not sure where ‘Uknowns lining up’ fits, but it’s better than the Exeggcute line from yesterday, yeah?
I had family in last week/end, I lost a lot of time at the DMV yesterday, and there’s a holiday today, and tommorrow, I have a job interview. Let’s call comics a bit sporadic until I get it all together again…
Dorian and Jenny are jumping to all sorts of conclusions today. But I think the facts fit what they know.
(Exeggcute is a pokemon pun)
So here’s my thought process. I don’t know how well it works, but it might be what I go with. Mostly. Trained Pokemon are, more or less, able to communicate with at least their trainers, maybe with any trainer, maybe with any empathetic person. I can’t think of a situation where someone not being able to understand a Pokemon would be beneficial to the story. I mean, sure, I can see someone who has to learn to trust or whatever having a problem stranded in the forest or something. But until then, Pokemon are going to be able to communicate rather cleanly.
Not wild Pokemon, of course. (which I ought to include in the comic soonish, yeah?) Its the training I guess? I dunno. Some wilds, of course…
Look, Jenny and Growlithe are a good team. They have a good chemistry and can understand each other. That’s why Jenny has just a Growlithe, instead of another partner. Pokemon make good teammates. Yeah.
Not pleased with that Poke-Speak in panel one, but whateves. I like the CCTV effect, but I feel like I should have done something with the other monitors? But I don’t want to establish anything that I have to keep drawing again in future shots. So I just went with that.
Regretting the “grabbing the radio to talk” thing. That’s really limited the poses I can do during this conversation. So the future of the story has been shaped by that annoyance. A little.
Of course, I’ve said that about collared shirts in character design, and, oh hey, look at that, Donovan has a collared shirt. Huh.
Oh look! A scene change! And a new character. I kind of wanted to do the dark room thing for out dispatch fellow, but I decided against it. That’s kind of over played, and it was way late when I was finishing it up. So standard colors for you! and maybe more of him tommorrow? Confirmed. More of him tommorrow.