is probably one of my favorite pages in the comic...and it all
revolves around the first corner of the page. JT: the classic,
over-protective, older brother character. But when I first developed
him he wasn't these things at all. During the early sketch phase
JT was cheerful, laid back, detached...in other words, ALOOF.
Then...as I was drawing his first appearance in the comic none
of these qualities appeared on the page. In their place was an
expression of maturity, responsibility, and great concern for
his younger sister and only sibling. In that instant, looking
down at my panel...JT completely changed. Suddenly, I understood
him and his role in the story. It's one of those grand moments
where a character writes her/himself and it totally changed the
dynamics of the characters and the direction of the story. And
that's what I love about writing!