Chapter 5 Page 12

September 4th, 2014, 2:25 pm

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Reply JammyScribbler, September 4th, 2014, 2:25 pm

Update time! I had a great time at Melksham Comic Con last weekend and everyone else's fabulous work and supportive words has really got me motivated to get back on this and get loads done in the last few weeks before university starts!

This page is really important for not-instantly-obvious reasons. This is a really important bit of dialogue for Dennis, a very complex character who unfortunately won't get a huge amount of exploration or focus in this comic due to the nature of the story. It's probably not all that obvious from the very little you've seen of him so far (as it's not really important to the story) that Dennis suffers from really bad anxiety, and is prone to panic attacks which can be set of by a large number of things. He's a very nervous jumpy person by nature and is very easily startled or distressed by sudden loud noises, confrontation, animals, certain social situations and many other things, and as a result for years he's been branded as a coward by his peers, superiors and himself. That's why that line about courage is a really big deal for him (which Iggy notices, because he's the only one who comes even close to understanding Dennis' problems) - he's obviously tried to fix his own problems by casting spells on himself and knows it doesn't work. Felix doesn't have the same problems as him, but Dennis knows all too well what it feels like to be too shy or scared to speak.

I really do love Dennis as a character and it's a real shame he doesn't get much of a chance to shine in this comic, or a chance for me to fully explore his potential and his story, but I'll have to leave it for another time. This comic is very much about Iggy's story, so I'm afraid the others will have to wait their turn.

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Reply shreego, September 5th, 2014, 12:42 am

Aye, Dennis is my favorite. He tells it how it is, but still believes in Iggy. And I absolutely love his character design!

Reply JammyScribbler, September 6th, 2014, 10:10 am

@shreego: Aww thanks, I'm glad you like him! I really like his design too, it's one of my favourites to draw C:

Reply Theorah, September 29th, 2014, 2:51 am

Poor Dennis :< But I love Iggy too! Do you have some comics planned for Dennis in the future? :3

Reply JammyScribbler, September 29th, 2014, 6:48 am

@Theorah: I have nothing concrete in the pipeline at the moment, but I'd definitely like to work with him again in the future! C:

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