Beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror, which we still are just able to endure, and we are so awed because it serenely disdains to annihilate us. Every angel is terrifying. — Rainer Maria Rilke

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Page 51

We won’t be visiting the Undernet very much, but every once in a while we’re going to have to check in with Zoey the Editor.

If you’ve read Indefensible Positions, you know that I like to mix up my art style.  I think this draftsman-style inking looks pretty neat.  It’s also very fast; I might be able to do two pages a week with a style like this.  Learning that, alone, made the experiment worth it.

↓ Transcript
Roger: I am not a hacker. I hate the VR Undernet. I hate my old avatar. And I hate asking for help from...
Roger: Zoey! Zooooooeeeeey!
Editor: On the run again, Roger? Let me guess...you found the Genocide Man, and he wants to kill you.
Roger: No, everyone else wants to kill me.
Editor: Oh, nothing unusual, then. You're a cockroach, Roger, and I mean that with immense admiration. You can survive anything, even if you have to sell out a nun to do it.
Roger: She was a bad nun! She paddled me!
Editor: You can take it, Roger. That's why I send you out on these assignments. Plus, I'm your amazing editor. Whatever you can't handle, I can. Now tell mama what's wrong.
Roger: The Genocide Man is suicidal, and the entire project wants to kill everyone near him. Which, I must note, includes me.
Editor: Send me a download. I want to see everything.

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Discussion (8)¬

  1. Ro'vage St Laurent says:

    You guys thought J.Jonah.Jameson was bad?, avatar or not, that is not the sort of thing one wants to see early Monday morning…….

  2. Kasekine says:

    She’s a real “hands-on” kind of editor, isn’t she?

  3. --jt-- says:

    At least she isn’t wielding a pair of scissors to do some editing… Yet?

    Nice change-up in style RS :)

    On another topic, I might be able to help you with your animation skills. I sent an email but I think it got killfiled :/

  4. Thomas says:

    How long did you take to figure out the best posture for the hand to mimic the facial expression? I love that detail.

  5. Chuk says:

    Nice avatar.

  6. Remus Shepherd says:

    I’m Italian; connecting hand gestures to facial expressions is easy for me. ;)

  7. Lord Tirion says:

    Funny coincidence, there is a narco nicknamed la mano con ojos “the hand with eyes”, that was captured today in the morning.

  8. He literally goes to “talk to the hand”.