Every manga needs a monologue. This is the only one for Salient Caligation so far. This is a different pace from the other chapters but this will start moving along quickly soon enough!
Time is going to pass fairly quickly but it’ll be in this year until the end of this section.
It is important to me to show that Jie and Bolin’s family life is solid and supportive. Lisa knows what her mom does. Bolin knows and supports Jie. I don’t think this is something that gets shown too often in comics.
Mom is a magical girl and it isn’t a secret.
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I really enjoyed putting this page together and seeing Nicoy bring it to life. The shrine in the background is a Tawainese Buddhist Temple, more specifically, we used Lungshan Temple as our reference.
I didn’t include year stamps on this page since we are quickly showing the growth of Bolin and Jie’s relationship and family. The next time skip is the last one for this segment of the issue.
As a result of this issue spanning years, it might be more like 35-40 pages vice my usual goal of 25-30. There is a lot of ground to cover so this will be as long as it needs to be to fully tell this story.