G4's Story - Page 1 by RodS ()
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OK – First, I have to apologize. I am sooo far behind schedule.. I had hoped to have Chapter 7 started by now, but real life keeps getting in the way. Between not really feeling all that great the last couple weeks, helping my neighbor that lost her mom recently with picking up furniture from the thrift shop, dental crap, going through tons of stuff from both of our parents to get rid of, trying to learn new software, etc, etc, I feel like I need to retire from retirement! Where did I ever get the misguided notion that I’d have more time for art??
While I continue to work on Chapter 7, here’s the first page of a shorter side-story of our lovely G4 that will provide a little background – and will tie into some surprising things in Chapter 7.
Speaking of which.. I’ve been doing a lot of tidying up on the story, bringing back some players you’ve not seen for a while (like the Gecko and his pals), and working some new characters into the mix. Be warned.. There will be more plot twists in Chapter 7 than there were in ‘Rise Of Skywalker.’ LOL
I’ll also have a side-story about Director Upp, and I’m putting together some ideas for a back-story about Ar as well..
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this look at G4’s background. Stay tuned, lots more to come. I’m also posting full-size versions on my Patreon.
Thanks so much for all your visits, comments, and support!
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I'm grinning from ear to ear, Rod. Feel like I'm in from the start. Silly me thought that G4 meant Genesis 4 !! What I can see for sure is the intro took a LOT of work. That's where the time goes. In the details. And your integrity to not put out a half-baked product. Thanks, Rod :-)
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Great idea, Rod! I've been thinking about doing short little bio's for all my girls for some time now (Great minds!!!) Personally, I think it adds a closeness to the characters that a simple storyline with the whole group just doesn't quite reach. At least this provides you with a lot of rich, new story lines for future work (LOL) Keep the creative process rolling, big guy!
I totally agree with the above comment.......that this is the beginning of a very interesting story......you have such a creative mind Rod.......I'm really anxious to see more of her story.....I know it's going to be interesting and exciting, and probably full of surprises too!! You should be writing books Rod.....I know I've said that before, and I'm saying it again! Awesome work!! I likey!!
Wow, I'm in awe of the details and effects in this. Everything from the green lighting/reflections from the desk lamp, to the writing in the scrap book, to the memory blur of Grandma's kitchen... amazing! I came in late to your story so this back story is extra cool to see.
Please, don't forget to rest and relax, too.
I second a number of comments, with special mention of barb's call to rest and relax: You've discovered that retirement is MUCH busier than pre-retirement. Take care, Rod. You've had a very packed number of months! But...I luuuuuuv this piece, and the whole idea behind this piece. (I love that you're doing backstories). And I'd think, for you, it is a great new path for those days when you get bogged down in the main narrative, and can't write another word or make another image...It also opens up your story to so many new, creative ventures.
As others said, your devotion to each frame is terrific. I love that we're finding out G4's full real name. (Matherson...that's so wholesome!) (Hey, you could've made it Rzestecowicz! Or El Chapo...or Bonpensiero...) I love the "then I'd have to kill you" line...You know, if you see the great tv comedies (serialized) every so often the writers go back and do backstories, and if they're good enough writers, it will always be a delight. Your backstory is a great success. I love your notes in the picture book, I love the city background and pics on the wall. And that she was once a badass. That doesn't surprise: It's always great when a hero comes from a conflicted background...it makes them more human (and more determined). And I love those old barns---real midwest stuff: It gives her humble beginnings too. (Reminds me of Depression photos---though maybe those are your work?)
And who knew she lost her parents so young??? Poignant stuff...with her grandmother stepping in, holding a bottle of milk--in a glass bottle! That goes WAY back (to when they used to leave glass bottles of milk at the door every day.) That last frame reminds me of Dave's work (magnus073), it has that old family love in it. And of course you used blur to suggest going back in time. And I love Angelique's grandmother's dress....Great stuff, Rod, I look forward to more. I love that you're taking detours and doing whatever your imagination wants. Bravo.
Really love her blue eyes in this presentation Rod. Yeah life sometimes has things you need to do before other projects. I do hope you feel better and hope your neighbor has a quick heel on their loss.
Think this is the first time you've disclosed her full name to the GP. Each panel is well thought out and developed. Love her scrapbook. 10+!