A Monster for Every Season: Summer 2
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    I couldn't find mention of it in the main thread, so I'll open one to discuss the strange panel disposition.
    Genrally, we have one comic - one page.
    Occasionally, we have comincs with 2 or more pages.
    In very rare occurrences we have a comic stopping at half page, like here, but we can see that in the next comic there is another half page at the beginning, so that in the book compilation it will look fine, with the two half pages united.
    Comic 827 finished with a half page. I expected 828 to start with a half page, but it did not. it was a full page.
    Which means that in the book there will be a blank half page.
    Which means that there will be bonus material there!
    Unless it was just a mistake on Rich's part, but I don't think he would overlook on something like that. And if he actually made a mistake, the best way to fix it would be to put bous material in the book, so we get bonus material anyway.
    I'm betting an a page and a half featuring Niu contacting Hinjo, but it could also be the beginning of a miniarc like the couple ones that appeared in don't split the party.
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    It's not a mistake. Originally, the content of the current page (828) was going to be jammed in with the next page (829) to form a page-and-a-half strip. But when I was working on them, it felt very crowded and the writing didn't flow properly. So I expanded everything to fill two full pages.

    As for what I'll do with that half page when the book comes, I'll figure something out when I lay out the book. In the past, I've put partial commentaries, Haley's crypto-translations, and even an ad for Goblin Dan's on the bottom of half-pages. I'm sure I'll come up with something.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    It's not a mistake. Originally, the content of the current page (828) was going to be jammed in with the next page (829) to form a page-and-a-half strip. But when I was working on them, it felt very crowded and the writing didn't flow properly. So I expanded everything to fill two full pages.

    As for what I'll do with that half page when the book comes, I'll figure something out when I lay out the book. In the past, I've put partial commentaries, Haley's crypto-translations, and even an ad for Goblin Dan's on the bottom of half-pages. I'm sure I'll come up with something.
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    I was going to wonder if there was going to be a page-and-a-half bonus strip of Niu's report to Hinjo.
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    I was wondering if it ould have been the prelude to a miniarc of 8-10 strips depicting niu escaping and finding someone to use the scroll (she only has a couple levels of rogue, did she took enough in use magic devices to reliably use a scroll?).
    After that, learning that rich has no particular plans for that feels a bit... anticlimatic
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant View Post
    It's not a mistake. Originally, the content of the current page (828) was going to be jammed in with the next page (829) to form a page-and-a-half strip. But when I was working on them, it felt very crowded and the writing didn't flow properly. So I expanded everything to fill two full pages.

    As for what I'll do with that half page when the book comes, I'll figure something out when I lay out the book. In the past, I've put partial commentaries, Haley's crypto-translations, and even an ad for Goblin Dan's on the bottom of half-pages. I'm sure I'll come up with something.
    A half-page tribute to a certain hardworking Forum Guru, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roland St. Jude View Post
    A half-page tribute to a certain hardworking Forum Guru, perhaps?
    I'll support that. Nice guys deserve a pat on the back once in a while.

    I like reading the commentaries though. It gives me an idea of what the author was thinking when they were writing the story or drawing it out.
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