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  Just 1 will have Selenis' original heel!Apr 19, 2017 10:05 PM PDT | url | discuss | + share
 
Added 1 new A* page:Wednesday is A* original art archive auction time, where I pull out a nifty page of original A* art from my files and put it on eBay at a special low price. And we're continuing the theme of selling the oldest A* pages I have left—today's *is* the oldest, and again it is from the first episode for which I made the art traditionally, episode 13, it is all in ink and ink wash, and I made it on 17" x 11" paper, even though I only used about a 16" x 6.75" visible area for the comic, because I didn't know better. I'm only going to put ONE MORE of these big episode 13 original pages up for auction after this one! (And there are only three left, total, now.) This one is up for auction for one week, right here.
 
The lucky winner will get way more image than the rest of us get in the comic itself. The page is episode 13, page 145—a significant page as Selenis moves in for a final rendezvous with a certain someone—and you can see in this little comparison of my fresh scan of the page compared with, below it, the version that actually appears in the comic, that I had to cut out a lot of the image just to fit it into the comic page—Selenis' heel had to be left out, for instance, and I could barely even get the conspicuously vacant and slightly askew knife rack on top of the counter (you noticed that as you read that episode, right? : D) into the picture:
 
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Because of the cropping agonies I went through on a daily basis with these oversized pages, starting with the next episode I made them much closer to the visible comic size, and THESE days I make them almost exactly the comic-visible size, with just the barest of oversize area at the edges to avoid paper corners creeping into the scans. Anyhoo there's some historical A* trivia for you (episode 13 came out way back in 2011!), and if you dig that sort of thing maybe think about bidding on this oldest of A* remaining pages before it is gone for good! : )
 
 
 
 
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