Prologue: Page 19
And we’re back…to pages that aren’t about fonts! I really love drawing Louis, and I missed making pages about him the past few weeks. But this sequence is a bit long, so it will be ALL LOUIS, ALL THE TIME.

The school uniform I designed here is nice. What’s not nice is, well, how Louis’s jacket alone has 7-8 unique colors. This is 100% my fault, and for me, it’s worth it to have the visual interest of a jacket with a school crest and colors on it. But every time I draw and color it, I just…I always rue the day I decided to add multicolor sleeve stripes or whatever. I myself never had to wear a school uniform, so maybe my frustration towards it is just the novelty wearing off.

I showed these pages to a friend of mine, and it was interesting: he remarked that Louis really speaks very rarely in his scenes, something I had never noticed. Maybe it’s because I’m very talkative as a person, so I don’t necessarily notice when I’m writing a quiet character because in my head, I know everything they’re thinking. I think it's interesting to play with how talkative characters generally are!
8 Comments, click to add yours
Too many colors? As if hand-lettering a bunch of typefaces is easy...
Computer Overlord 3/15/19 reply
You're right...but somehow, the hand-lettering feels a lot faster than coloring the outfits! Don't ask me why.
 Emma  3/15/19 reply
MY SON!!!!
Lotti 3/14/19 reply
Here he comes!
 Emma  3/15/19 reply
Well, in lots of schools, the jacket gets different in later years, so you could decide to make it all one color when Louis gets a year older. In my school, it was green for freshmans and sophomores, and blue for juniors and seniors.
Susanna 3/13/19 reply
In-universe, this comic takes place in the course of just a few months (and, spoiler alert, but Louis won't always be wearing his uniform/in a school environment as time goes on). So there won't be too many opportunities to change up the design.
 Emma  3/15/19 reply
I love the design! I wish my school had better uniforms. We all would have been much happier with your designs.
Susanna 4/19/19 reply
I was wondering why some of the kids in the class were wearing something different, as if students from two different schools (the other being utterly boring) were in the room.
KilleenWizard 9/17/19 reply
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