hmm, showing someone clawing through a dirt wall from the other side is tricky, starting to regret setting up that panel. Oh well.
Hey! I survived Mardi Gras living about half a block off the major parade route in New Orleans! Hurrah!
re dragonmaiden50: ^_^
re Skittsue: yup, luckily she's more concerned about her deader than usual friend.
re XxWhiterosesxX: thank you ^_^
re yehram: thanks ^_^
re Azhtann: yeah.. she's currently reeking of burnt hair at the moment and is going to need a bit of a trim
re StellaFrost: thanks, I was worried that the whole bleeding from the eye thing was a bit too melodramatic, but a nose bleed wasn't nearly as flattering.
re Imola: Thanks ^_^
re tRickityHouses: I've been recycling a lot of the same names, but being less careful about drawing then and not cropping chunks out since the style has already been shown. Lets see I believe on that panel I had Vulcan, Ishum, Apris, Hephaestus, and Eate. Vulcan and Hephaestus have been staples because they are some of the better known fire deities. The rest I've mostly been choosing based on the space I'm working with.
The tissue around the eye is also very vascular and sensitive to changes in blood pressure so it makes sense practically as well as artistically since you can show it as the god is leaving.
Also, I applaud you for surviving Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Few can claim such a feat. Even fewer could claim surviving it so close to a parade route. I've lived in Louisiana my whole life and I can't make such a claim.
Never been to New Orleans, despite my insatiable love for gumbo. Probably because I'm too far north. As in "The Great White" kinda north. So now you know you have at least one canadian in love with your comic.
On another note, although I agree with StellaFrost on the practicality-ness of the bleeding eyes, I feel another point should be added: tears of blood just looks plain cool! I think, though, you should have added Joan wiping her cheeks and going "WTF?" at the fact that her eyes are bleeding, although she might be excused by being distracted by everything being ON FIRE!