Prologue: Page 4(This is page 4 of a 6-page batch update - click the right arrows to read the next page!)
Meet Futura! Her dress and hairstyle (and overall character design in this scene) are inspired by a vintage photograph I found of Josephine Baker, who is one of my favorite intriguing historical celebrities -- that is, after Polaire, a famously shocking entertainer. Polaire unfortunately isn't very well-known today, but you should totally look her up once you finish reading this comic. She was famous for wearing freakishly tight corsets that gave her a waist of SIXTEEN inches! I'm kind of obsessed with her, because apparently I'm the kind of person who obsesses over obscure 19th century celebrities...and the kind of person who decides to make an elaborate webcomic about fonts, for god's sake. You see a trend here.
I also love how they all talk in their own fonts, even though hand lettering them sounds Immensely Difficult. Good luck! I'm so excited still eeeeeeeeep!!