While writing, I looked up a lot of reference to figure out how big I should make that coin. So of course once I drew it I forgot all that and gave him a giant fantasy-sized come. What, don’t you walk around with $30,000 in your pocket?
I was going to say this was our first repeat planet, but we’ve been to Mars twice, haven’t we?
Okay, I guess I’ve got “talking head syndrome” here…
I’m bringing back Wanda’s spacesuit, meaning it’s time to update one of my early designs again.
I figured the straps on her oxygen tank could use buckles, and the third strap under her breasts just looked kind of silly. On the other hand, I made it more form-fitting and thinner, so…
Saye’s suit has the same integrated oxygen tank as Tanja’s and Søren’s. She got hers on Mars, where more—and better looking—suits are available. Wanda, on the other hand, got a cheap one on Earth.
Phew, just barely made that one. Okay, I’m writing this just shy of a week before it posts, but the norm for me is a month early, and I just finished the script yesterday.
Every once in a while I decide I’ll put different elements on different layers. And then I regret it because of how much longer it takes.
This is the end of chapter 6. I’m honestly behind on my scripting, but I’ll try to have the next chapter at least ready enough for a cover by next week. I might be writing by the seat of my pants, though. (I usually go through three drafts of the entire chapter before the previous one ends.)