March 8, 2010 - Snow Job Ch 03 Pg 02
Snow Job Ch 03 Pg 02

Snow Job Ch 03 Pg 02

I go back and forth on laser colors. I like the idea of the good guys and bad guys having different colored blasts coming from their guns, since it makes it easier to show who’s firing and see the crisscross of action. But it also feels a bit hokey and diagrammatic at the same time. Realistically, I also thought it would be cool to have different guns on the same side shoot different colors. After all, Roka, Cember, Ril, and Bennes all use different types of weapons, so it makes sense that they might not all look the same when fired. But then I thought a bunch of different colors would start to get confusing and also make any given scene look like a big Skittle war. So I fought the urge to “taste the rainbow” and stick to just two colors. Maybe that’ll change at some point though. I do like Skittles.

I can tell right now that Sky is going to be a tricky one to write for in her armored form. The idea is that she’s impervious to a good amount of harm in that form, but that also tends to diminish the threat of physical danger for her. So I felt the need to establish that, as of now, no one really knows the extent of her power or its limitations.

Discussion (6)¬

  1. Kitomakazu says:

    Awww…. You just had to do that, did you? I liked the idea of Sky being a tank running over puny little mortals with water pistols so much. 😈

  2. mastergamgee says:

    i recently started reading your comics
    and there great…
    i like the fact that they look like they are by pro , millionaire company back in 1960’s
    i only have one problem
    the time it between the releases of the comics

  3. Moose says:

    Knowing is half the battle
    the other half is 50% red lasers, and 50% blue lasers.

  4. Sean Wang says:

    I forgot that they did the laser colors in G.I. Joe. Awesome! BTW, the next time the Khoruysa Brimia gets hit, everyone’s ejecting in parachutes. That might pose a bit of a problem in space though.

    • Fourth Master says:

      We could make it work . . .

      Just have every ship’s escape pods in the Runners universe come with a parachute in case of atmospheric entry. And the parachutes should deploy as soon as they are ejected from the ship, and self-inflate with an array of microthrusters, just to be safe.

  5. Sean Wang says:

    mastergamgee, I definitely feel your pain. It’s killing me that I can’t crank the stories out any faster, and if I could, I most certainly would, since nothing would make me happier. The 1 page/week update isn’t optimal, but given how much work needs to go into a single page of comic art, it’s the best I can do right now, especially since I still need to do regular freelance work to pay the bills. The best thing I could possibly hope for is to get RUNNERS on the industry radar enough so that it actually has an audience large enough to support me doing it full-time. So for everyone out there who loves the series and would like to see it come out faster, please help me spread the word.