Monday, April 17, 2006
Rags to Regent pt. 3
My biggest regret with this story is that I didn't have time to do some really intricate depictions of Byzantine architecture in the backgrounds. Panel 5 is the closest I got. Which is a shame, because, in anything set during this period, the architecture should be one of the major characters.
The "bumbling" Senators were, in my first draft, drunken senators. Historically accurate, but inappropriate for children's infotainment, obviously. Also, the original dialogue was not about radishes, but about catching syphilis from one's horse. I guess my sense of the appropriate was just completely out-of-whack that day.
Thank goodness for editors, eh?