Happy October, folks! I have this inkling that Lucky’s script for this month was inspired by two things.
The first and most obvious answer is that Halloween is soon to be among us, which I would say is one of my favourite days of the year. The second reason, which may be less obvious for some of our readers, is that we both got the game Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, which has the character that Boom Boom is dressed as (Wario). Lizzie is dressed as Wario’s probably-not-as-popular (and not-in-game) brother Waluigi. So with that, Nintendo’s been on our minds for the past little while.
We’ve…played a lot of it, if that says anything.
There’s been a bug going around the household, and it looks like Lucky’s the last one to catch it. I caught it sometime last week too, and it was a pretty bad cold. Lucky’s definitely not enjoying it, either.
So, to those who keep up with our blog, please wish him well as he continues to recover! (It’s a cold, though. He’ll recover.)
We’re here with the latest entry in Fragrant Fragments!
Hey, folks! Peter here!
First, we wanted to apologize for the lack of a blog post last Tuesday. Last week was Canada Day, so we decided to take a break that day. So to all that aren’t Canadian, you’ll be pleased to know that we’re still around.
ConBravo! is less than two weeks away, and we’re pretty excited. We’ll be debuting PPC Volume 2 this year, so if you want yourself a copy, we’ll be selling them along with a bunch of merch including new t-shirts. We’ll even have the first two issues of Maddy available, too!
ConBravo! will be in Hamilton, ON, Canada and will be happening from Friday, July 18th to Sunday, July 20th. According to the website, we’ll be in the Artist Alley at Booth #D04. If you’re going, come on by and say hello!
Also, one more thing! Lucky and I are working on a new comic idea and we thought we’d show you a preview of what’s to come later into the future. Like PPC, this is mainly a Lucky scribed tale (with me in the illustrator’s seat), but you’ll notice that it’s a very different beast when compared to our action-adventure graphic novel series. Hopefully once it’s out, you’ll be able to appreciate it for what it is.
Case 20-001 is finally closed! Before we get to the next caper, we’ve got another Big Sleep Guestravaganza starting next week with three special guest-art submissions, followed by a short break until August. But before we do that, let me share some behind-the-scenes stuff about the next case!
“There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey, You Just Haven’t Thought Of It Yet” by Panic! At The Disco (2005)
Now it’s time for the story to get a bit more flashy. Again, Britt is at the writing helm while I serve as “backseat writer” (and we’ll be swapping these seats from time to time in future chapters too, so be ready for that).
When Britt suggested this case title and initial concept, she was afraid that I wouldn’t like it. Fortunately for her, I liked A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out, so we had no major problems there. That said, in the back of my mind, I thought something was still missing for our inspiration playlist. Something with a bit more class and a bit less percussion.
Weeks later, I found out about the Vitamin String Quartet.
“There’s A Good Reason These Tables Are Numbered Honey” by Vitamin String Quartet (2007)
I linked Britt to this song as soon as I found it. We both agreed that this was the kind of tune we needed playing in our minds. The original song helped in giving us a base idea, but it was this cover that inspired the mood we wanted to create in the setting: simple, mysterious, and rich without being as busy. Less “theatre rock,” and more…”a small string section that Jet would insist on having at the show because they would do requests.”
…Jet’s possibly a Millennial, in case you couldn’t tell.
This chapter’s probably going to read a lot quicker than the previous ones—likely because it’ll be half the size as one of the previous ones—but I think you guys’ll have a blast reading it.
Oh! And of course, a happy 4th of July to our U.S. neighbours! We hope you’re all doing well!