It’s kind of an intriguing feature of comics as a medium that profanity can be implied rather than invoked specifically. While the original intent of this was probably moral-majority censorship, I note that at least in certain circumstances the “censored” version is actually more effective, as it increases reader involvement by encouraging a mental game of “pick-your-own-curse-word.” (This effect is used in Bloom County a lot too.)
On a side note, this has been a very bad day for Tiki.
Robinson’s decision to abandon the bridge during a crisis is not without precedent. Maybe it’s a trick he pulls on every new first officer just to see how they handle it.
This one was much less nauseating than the Neil/Lila ones I had to do in the past.
Another one of these Boring Pages(TM). Don’t worry, though, I’ve completely finished the script for this issue and I can guarantee that there won’t be any more.
The artwork here presented some interesting challenges. Two characters with skin the same shade as their uniforms and in some cases at varying distances from the camera. Managing the space in the first panel was tricky, but I think it worked out nicely in the end.
I’ve been inking Sunrise (and practically everything else) with Hunt 100 nibs, but for a change, this page was inked with a Brause 511, a nib I’ve not used before. It’s stiffer than the Hunt, and therefore tends to have a finer line. I rather like it.
Well, so much for selling it MISB on eBay.
Sorry for the delays. More to come soon.