someone asked me about the work in progress and how I make my strips.
i decided to show the last strip and the amount of work that went into it. in the sketching/writing process, there were a lot of trials and errors and i had been planning the said strip out for over a month. it took me 4-5 days to properly assemble it.
you notice there are also rejected scenes there. those happen a lot, because writing is never linear. it is like a location that has many different paths that will sometimes not intertwine no matter how much you would want them to.
I actually wanted to adress her wearing high heels in this one, but i put it aside for another occasion, because the drama would strech out too much. and for writing drama it is nececery to have balance, because it could get boring really fast.
as for the rejected scene...
there was elly who was overthinking her situation with a few very fun snippets of her inner self doubt, shaped in a form of her sister, in very villain clothes XD and a very indignant passionate elly that wants to yell and scream at the injustice being done here, while her reasonable self is at that moment occupied reading a book and staying out of the whole mess XD
its an interesting idea that can work outside the comic but not in this particular situation. therefore it was rejected.
it is important to know when to stop yourself from writing fun snippets while desperatly avoiding to write the difficult conversations. sometimes its good to take a step back and take a look at the mood of the strip you are writing and the impact you are trying to create.
while these snippets would be fun in general to see, it would take away the seriousness which was clearly necessary in this strip.
full strip here