Issue Two, Page Thirty-Two

February 24, 2020 in Issue Two
Issue Two, Page Thirty-Two
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Author Notes:

MattSchofield 24th Feb 2020, 9:00 AM
MattSchofield
I'm really happy with how this page turned out! This was another case of me knowing what action was supposed to take place on the page - in this case, some crazy fighting action - but waiting until I was actually drawing the page to come up with the dialogue.

I hope you like it!

Comments:

Saeriellyn 24th Feb 2020, 10:00 AM
Saeriellyn
Cookie D'OH heheheh

I have to ask...is this "make work now" catchphrase of his based on some other classic line I haven't heard? It's so utterly ridiculous that it feels like it must come from somewhere.
MattSchofield 24th Feb 2020, 10:36 AM
MattSchofield
Ehh, the "make work now" is kind of a variation on the clumsy-speak I've heard done in a few places... As far as I know it's not a direct quote of anything else but my brain is so full-to-the-brim of pop culture that I may be just pulling something out that already exists and not realizing it. I'm a big fan of Tina Fey and there's a semi-famous line from an episode of 30 Rock - "I want to go to there". So it's kind of influenced by that style of comedy. At first I was going to have him say a different, equally clunky phrase each time he activated his power, but then I thought there was more value in making it an oft-repeated catchphrase. Helps the audience feel comfortable and "get" the character a bit more, I think. I hope.
PumpkinheadPie 2nd Mar 2020, 6:38 PM
I thought "Make work now" was a reference to the practice certain people have of making work for themselves by covertly damaging things (like their employer's equipment, or your car in the shop). Of course, Steamrollerman seems to only make work for other people...
MattSchofield 3rd Mar 2020, 1:32 PM
MattSchofield
Hmm, I guess the phrase works on multiple levels then! Bonus!
MK_Wizard 24th Feb 2020, 10:10 AM
MK_Wizard
What a choice of words.
MattSchofield 24th Feb 2020, 10:36 AM
MattSchofield
Indeed!
Nige 24th Feb 2020, 12:10 PM
'You just got rolled cookie!' - LOL!
Francis 24th Feb 2020, 1:26 PM
Francis
Steamroller Man could use the help of Rolling pin Woman with this giant cookie!
MattSchofield 24th Feb 2020, 4:46 PM
MattSchofield
I like the way you think!
dougwarner59 25th Feb 2020, 4:37 PM
dougwarner59
that's one tough cookie...though I would join in on the word play.
MattSchofield 25th Feb 2020, 7:49 PM
MattSchofield
Well... You actually just guessed what his name is going to change to later in the story! I guess I shouldn't have waited so long for that reveal!
Marcel 31st Mar 2020, 10:13 AM
Marcel
Ha! Made me laugh at D'OH!
MattSchofield 31st Mar 2020, 11:34 AM
MattSchofield
Thanks! This is one of my favorite pages so far - I was pretty proud of "cookie -- D'OH!"