The eighth and final chapter of Aphasia. Click on an image to view in a slideshow format.
Carrie O’Kaye: pages 121-125, 128-130
Clay: pages 126-127, 131-134
The last (and unfinished) chapter of Aphasia.
I guess this is the point where the working relationship between Carrie and I got strained to the point where we couldn’t do the comic anymore. Or perhaps because we lost interest. Or perhaps it was something else. But sadly, this is as far as the two of us got.
The interesting thing is I couldn’t tell you what would have happened if the two of us had continued. I know what I would have done, but I don’t know what Carrie would have done. This was always the challenge of doing a comic like this — the other people doing the comic would give you situations that you can’t predict — so planning ahead is kind of useless.
In my head, Quietus would have run after nabbing the scroll off of Victor, and Pizzicato would have given pursuit. Quietus would run into the wife, who had literally hung his servant out to dry. Fleeing that, he would have run into Arco’s body. Unfortunately for Arco, he “lives” — Quietus’ blade couldn’t kill him, and Pizzicato now has the choice of ditching her former pet for the new one. As for Victor and the Mute, Victor has to deal with the sudden realization of the reversal of roles — she is his master and not the other way around. But Victor begins to believe that by delivering the scroll he can be freed of his “curse”, so his next move is to locate Quietus.
Yeah. It would have been lovely.
I still like the story. I would have been nice if we had continued, but I know how Carrie felt about me doing Sexy Losers (Carrie hated it and didn’t like Aphasia being associated with it due to my association). I also know that when the mute started talking, I would being to like her less. She only has reaction shots in this chapter. And god, my action scene in the last few pages is horrible. Looking at it now, I was written in a place I had little interest in taking the the time to draw.
But every page drawn is an experience learned and for that I’m grateful. This was a good experience even if it isn’t a complete one.
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