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04 July 2009 @ 12:46 pm
"Forever Janette" by Rich M.  
Many people have posted about this by now (much thanks to abby82 for cluing me on) and everyone should know!  If you've missed it so far, come catch up.  "Rich's ComixBlog" is featuring a project called Forever Janette.  (LiveJournal syndication of RSS Feed here; DreamWidth syndication of RSS Feed here.)

The praiseworthy art features functional resemblances and excellent composition.  It's set between season two and season three, where so many wonderful tales fit.  I've wanted to see FK as a comic for ages!  There are sixteen installments so far.  The creator seems to know his canon.

It's also a crossover with Doctor WhoThe panel in which Nick and Janette stare at the light on top of the TARDIS, so clearly on their way into flashbacks, made me laugh very much, in amusement and glee.  Now, the Doctor's involvement means that the murder is weirder than FK's usual, I'm afraid.  But I'm in for the ride!  So far, on the FK side, we've seen Janette, Nick, Schanke, Natalie, Urs and Lacroix, and been treated to references to Grace.  On the DW side, we've seen the eighth Doctor, the fifth Doctor, and Nyssa... and a reference to Grace.

Natalie on the Doctor, who has just suggested alien involvement in the homicide she's investigating:
"Great. You sure can pick 'em, Lambert. Somebody up there hates me..."
Laurie of the Isles1_mad_squirrel on July 5th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Thanks to the link for the syndicated feed.
Amy R.: Janette Againbrightknightie on July 5th, 2009 02:35 am (UTC)
You're welcome. Hopefully, the syndicated feeds will make it easier for many people to follow the story.

I normally don't even read WIPs until they wrap up, much less recommend them, because of the hazard of the creator abandoning them partway through. But, probably because of the comics format, this WIP feels as if following along is quite the right thing to do, and a part of the fun.
greerwatsongreerwatson on July 5th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the link. I hadn't heard of this—and, as you say, there is a very nice functional resemblance visually. The dialogue isn't bad either.
Amy R.: IBbrightknightie on July 19th, 2009 09:56 pm (UTC)
I fell behind on the webcomic for almost two weeks, frustrating my plan to share the joy of installments, but I'm back checking blog posts now and finding it a lot of fun!

I believe that the present-day perp will not be the Master...
abby82: Nickabby82 on July 16th, 2009 01:35 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're in for the ride. :-)

I'm getting a huge kick out of the comic (Schanke especially) but the comments from the uninitiated readers have been promising as well. I love that people are seeking the show out and enjoying it.

The creator is indeed an FK fan. His love for the show is evident in the site forum. There's also a nice video preview that showcases the first three pages of the comic with some quiet instrumental music. It sets the mood beautifully.
Amy R.: Trio Fang Gangbrightknightie on July 19th, 2009 09:59 pm (UTC)
I was not reading posts for a while, but I'm caught up on the webcomic again, and it's a lot of fun.

>"I love that people are seeking the show out and enjoying it."

This is very impressive! Rich's ability to persuade all those Doctor Who fans to seek out FK to better understand his crossover really speaks very highly of the quality of his previous work, as well as of this one. I was amazed and amused by the person who posted that he had just started season one, and didn't understand why Lacroix was alive in the present of the comic! :-)