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(Jon sez:)

Your Writer: Jon Kilgannon Mark deserves some kind of medal for his work on this page of the comic.

As I've mentioned once before, I wrote the entire plot of A Miracle of Science out to its end before we began producing the comic. This doesn't mean, however, that every little detail was completed and that I'm sitting back and laughing madly while Mark draws everything. The broad strokes and foreshadowing are already written, but the actual nitty-gritty of dialogue has only been outlined. I still have to write the actual script from the outline, which is an ongoing process.

Every once in a while, I send Mark the next couple days' or couple months' worth of script. He looks it over, asks any cogent questions he needs to, and then creates the pages from the script. Usually he gets the new script before the previous set of scripted pages runs out.

Well, that wasn't the case for this page. I had been battering my skull against the next part of the script for a couple of weeks, and had a characterization problem that was driving me nuts. After a sudden realization, I rewrote and polished a huge chunk of the script and sent part of it to Mark. He got the script for this page at 10:30 PM (9:30 PM his time) last night.

Like I said - he deserves a medal.

(Mark sez:)

Your Artist: Mark Sachs Heh. Jon wrote that before he saw how badly I butchered the lighting and composition today...