That’s it for this batch of Vexalyne pages right now. Maybe there will be more coming by the time this goes up about a month after I’m writing this. Maybe there will be more Mixolyne pages instead. Maybe we’ll be on hiatus again. Who knows? Well, you’ll know if you’re supporting us on Patreon.
Olivia has a big dose of that kind of impetuosity that usually only works out if you’re the heroine of a YA novel. One of these days it’s gonna backfire on her.
The bottom panel owes a ton to the cover illustration for a Tim Zahn short story I read in the eighties. Standing at the center of a big X of alternate versions of yourself was a side effect of a warp drive in this story.
It took me a while but I finally figured out what to make buildings inside the giant space station look like. Basically I looked at the sixties SF cover work of Richard Powers, thought about how he was probably going about making it happen in paint, and tried to do the same kind of thing in Illustrator.
I may be going back into previous pages and redoing some of the buildings before I declare this chapter well and truly “finished”.