And Teddy begins his magical journey towards become a kickass secretary.
Trying some new stuff on this page. I decided to be better about formatting my pages consistently, and started using the standard American dimensions. Also tried doing the lineart completely on the computer. I think I'm going to go back to still doing the rough linework by hand because everyone seems a little off to me. Also working on some small site updates. Changed the homepage to just the latest comic page because I don't really use the news anyway. Redid the links page and added some new banners (btw, anyone interested in doing a link exchange, let me know), and prettied things up a bit on the extras page.
re Imola: Teddy being willing to do paperwork has put them off to a great start.
re pfmoi: your mental image of toddler tantrum Drake is generally accurate, but needs more objects on fire.
re man in black: thanks ^_^
re Onasaki: her sire thought he was being clever. Her real name isn't even Mina. She's of Japanese descent and was named Fumina Yamashita. When she moved to the US (all pre-shadow war) people had trouble with the 'fu' sound so she just went by Mina.
re Arrikanez: There will be more metaphorical sunshine headed his way too.
re Mina_Lunga: I tend to pay the most attention to heights when Teddy is in the pannel because for some reason his height amuses me.
re Eva Emaria: Luckily for Mina (and everyone really) the coup is an internal problem. No champions are involved. Your girls are behaving themselves. Drake has been pretty cut off from central Solifidian politics due to his curse problem, but he visits Mina once every year or two. She would make sure he stays up to date on his fellow champions.
re Kadtie: Originally I hadn't planned for Drake to be in that panel, but it felt necessary.
re tygermon: no worries, its other vamps stirring up trouble. While not perfectly behaved, I have no plans for Julius to start an major political incident.
Drake's mood is adorably happy right now. I'm loving seeing him smile so much. I'm also very happy to see Teddy and Archie getting along so well already. I think it bodes well for their future relationship.
I can see a difference in the line art, but I only really took notice of it after you pointed it out. Overall I think it's a beautiful page.
And by the way did you mean for Archie to be saying "every once in a while" in the second panel? Thought I ought to say something.
My girls? Behaving? Okay, what did Tore bribe Brenda/Gersemi/the twins with? Or is she threatening them? And Elspeth must have been left at HOME. XD Ahhh, so they know of each other, but they haven't met yet. Interesting... Very, very interesting...
The new page proportions are interesting! I'm curious to see a couple in a row before I form a real opinion about them.
Poor Drake, nobody appreciates his helping.
(And now, to copy another commenter since Eira has her two cents...)
Eira: Dragon help is like a bull in a china shop. Yes, he technically won't knock any shelves over or break anything. But it is a terrifying experience, just from the outside looking in. Inside is worse.