Fatigue 8

12 Feb 2008

Gibson Twist, 09 Jan 2008

This page was incredibly hard to do for both Ben and I. The original script called for a series of individual panels depicting the game as it progressed, but this proved ridiculous to illustrate. After we'd decided on the final idea for the layout (this was Ben's suggestion), we had a foolish time making sure the chess pieces could be distinguished on the boards.

Then Ben noticed a typo in the tiny blurred lettering in the last panel...don't ask me how he saw that, but he did and I had to redo it.

This is not to mention that I had to play this game of chess against myself to get the positions right.

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dangerface, 09 Jan 2008

A ridiculously difficult page all around, but we're stronger for it.

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Frostwings, 12 Feb 2008 Reply to this comment!

Looks like Tim just got beat. Really, that is a super slaughter checkmate xD +fav, very cool comic :D

Kefka, 13 Feb 2008 Reply to this comment!

The word bubbles are so tiny in this one I cant make them out. Love the panneling though!

amiko_16, 13 Feb 2008 Reply to this comment!

8D Awesome layout for this page

dangerface, 13 Feb 2008 Reply to this comment!

Yeah, the dialogue in the big panel is not meant to be read, but just to show they are whispering amongst themselves.

alracD, 17 Feb 2008 Reply to this comment!

I remember the emailing of chess games...made me laugh...crazy guys! :P

George (Guest), 17 Mar 2008 Reply to this comment!

good eyes
Text in the little bubbles is as follows:

Guy 1: His pawn structure is just terrible. He needs to move them.

Guy 2: He should be moving his queen side bishop into play by now. He's leaving his knight unprotected.

Guy 1: He hasn't castled yet. He should be using his rook more.

Guy 2: Diagonal blindness strikes again.

Guy 1: It's like he's trying to lose. As if he just dosen't care...

Onyxlight, 08 Jan 2015 Reply to this comment!

I like the fact Chess seems to be a recurring theme for you and your books. *is re reading OTID*

Gibson Twist, 08 Jan 2015 Reply to this comment!

@Onyxlight: Strangely, of all the long-form projects I've developed, the only two that have made it into comic form so far are also the only ones that feature chess in them. Maybe if I start featuring chess in all of them, they'll all get made!


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