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Elayne Riggs

Elayne Riggs is the creator of the popular blog Pen-Elayne on the Web. She was a founding member of Friends of Lulu, an organization dedicated to increasing the involvement of girls and women in comics, as readers and creators. She is married to inker Robin Riggs, with whom she shares two cats, and has odd love/hate relationship with Hillary Clinton.

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6 Responses

  1. Kyle Gnepper says:

    Another nice installment. I look forward to every new part of Lone Justice.

  2. Russ Rogers says:

    The panel at the top of page #117 is a stylistic shift. It almost looks like a bit of coloring that didn't go through the same blending/smoothing/wash process that the other panels get. Or that there is a layer of lines missing. It's still a pretty panel, it just sticks out from the others.Also, the lettering seems half done. There are no tails on translucent balloons for pages #117, #118 and the top of #119.As far as the story goes. I really liked this. The love scene is particularly well done. I didn't think it came across as gratuitous or salacious. Just funny, sweet and romantic. Nice!

    • MARK WHEATLEY says:

      As usual, Russ, you pick up on everything!That panel is supposed to be evocative of a WPA poster. I know it is a subtle idea – but I think it tells the story even if you don't get the reference. And the word balloons are non-specific to the action pictured – that's why they "float".

      • Russ Rogers says:

        OK, I can see how the translucent word balloons give the idea that this is a conversation that has been going on over the period of time of the montage, but not specific to any of these images. As if this is a topic of conversation that's come up again and again and again over several weeks or months.And you are right, the panel at the top of #117 is evocative of a WPA Poster. It's nice that you can "see" the sunrise reflected on Octavius' face. But once you mention that it's a WPA Poster, I want the figures in the panel to be making a stronger statement. Pointing to the horizon! Holding a hammer (or sickle). Lifting a baby. It's funny (or just appropriate) that those are the very images that follow in the montage.

  3. Marc Alan Fishman says:

    Wow Mark, looks like Russ got a little cranky didn't he? I liked this installment as well. It's a nice breath and pause of the action we've been recently experiencing. Good to see Octavious taking the LJ concept back to the drawing board to renegotiate just HOW he'll be a hero. Looking forward (as always) to the continuation.