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ACES: Artifact Collection & Extraction Squad
Chapter 1: Wild Reputation
Chapter 1 Page 21

ACES: Artifact Collection & Extraction Squad

Starting from Comic #22: Chapter 1 Page 21
Chapter 1 Page 21
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Sorry for the slight delay; everyone was struck with Animal Crossing fever, myself included; I can't even tell you what happened, two weeks ago.

Here's a little fun fact: Unlike Moonlit Brew, where I unfortunately have been exclusively relying on Google Maps to find reference pics of Seattle, I've actually visited Las Vegas a couple of times since ACES was created, and the top panel's background is based off of a reference picture I took when I was at Caesar's Palace last August! The next couple pages will moreorless have more backgrounds based off of personal ref pics that I will give Uma when we reach them, but this obviously isn't even the "meat" of this scene. I'm super excited that we're inching closer and closer to the big payoff for Chapter 1!

At least you can still eat at a buffet in your version of Las Vegas, Val. >>


Art (C) Uma
The Rest (C): Someone who needs to beat Doom Eternal before FF7 Remake comes out. >>
Current Jam: Burning Like A Flame - Denise
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Official ACES & Moonlit Brew Discord:
discord.gg/wPCT5hm

We're also on Tapas and Webtoon!
https://tapas.io/series/ACESLV

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/aces-artifact-collection-extraction-squad/list?title_no=329939


How's everyone doing? I've been hanging on; I'm slowly but surely trying to play some games that I own on Steam but never touched before (at the moment, I'm going through Broken Age, the game that would have been my first Kickstarter pledge, had my credit card not been declined when payments were being processed. :/ )!

Anyways, Uma took a different approach to handling the backgrounds for this page, since hand-drawing a casino would've been a lot of work; The top panel's BG is actually one of the many pictures I took from when I was in Vegas, last year, while the bottom's was taken from a Youtube video, since I did not venture into that part of Caesar's-err, I mean, "Circe's Gardens". I'm really curious to know what you folks think about them; if you're not a fan, the future pages will be hand-drawn, anyway, so don't worry about this being a permanent thing!

I wonder what's behind the doors?

Art (C) umayorokobi
The Rest (C): Someone trying to curb the worst case of cabin fever in human history.
Current Jam: Hi Hi Baby - Mirka
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Official ACES & Moonlit Brew Discord:
discord.gg/wPCT5hm

We're also on Tapas and Webtoon!
https://tapas.io/series/ACESLV

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/aces-artifact-collection-extraction-squad/list?title_no=329939


Couldn't have said it any better, Frankie. Although, for an abandoned elevator, it's got some sweet paintings. 8I


Art (C) umayorokobi
The Rest (C): Someone who's probably gonna try to finish Broken Age, despite the final puzzle being the worst thing ever.
Current Jam: Love and Fantasy - Eskimo
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Official ACES & Moonlit Brew Discord:
discord.gg/wPCT5hm

We're also on Tapas and Webtoon!
https://tapas.io/series/ACESLV

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/aces-artifact-collection-extraction-squad/list?title_no=329939


The amount of sass on that boy!

Watch there be a plot twist that Alfred's dad is actually Willy Wonka, and on the other side of the elevator is his chocolate factory. I mean, his methods of entering the factory during his tour were also different. >>


Art (C) umayorokobi
The Rest (C): Someone who now wants chocolate. Good chocolate. The ones filled with caramel or cherry/raspberry coulis or whatever. No dark chocolate though, that's the devil's chocolate.
Current Jam: Tell Me Baby - Suzy Lazy
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Official ACES & Moonlit Brew Discord:
discord.gg/wPCT5hm

We're also on Tapas and Webtoon!
https://tapas.io/series/ACESLV

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/aces-artifact-collection-extraction-squad/list?title_no=329939


PSA: Starting next week, future ACES pages will be uploaded on Patreon for a week prior to public release, just like with Moonlit Brew! If you're able to make a pledge, I would greatly appreciate it!
https://www.patreon.com/midnightclubx


I wouldn't be making jokes like that if I were you, Al, especially since your friends have never met your dad at all, before.


Art (C) Uma
The Rest (C): Someone who at least has PSO2 to kill a lot of time with. Srsly, I log in at 8PM, and when I blink, it's suddenly 3AM.
Current Jam: Walkie Talkie - Lolita
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Official ACES & Moonlit Brew Discord:
discord.gg/wPCT5hm

We're also on Tapas and Webtoon!
https://tapas.io/series/ACESLV

https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/aces-artifact-collection-extraction-squad/list?title_no=329939


We finally get to see Alfred's dad for the first time! :D

So, when I was writing the script, I subconsciously had J.K. Simmons' voice in my head as I was working on Gordon's dialogue. I kinda imagined him looking sorta like Gordon Freeman from Half-Life as I was getting a better grasp of his quirks (which you will see, in due time), and I've thought about him looking more like Tenzin from Legend of Korra, but he would've looked ridiculous with that kind of facial hair. Hopefully, the salt-and-pepper look on his hair will give him a more distinct look!

I wonder if you're starting to piece together why his son has a spat with his father?



The next page is gonna be super exciting because 1. You'll get to see what the main base of operations for ACES looks like (and it's based on a fairly forgotten attraction), and 2. We're REALLY starting to get into the "meat" of this chapter! Wanna know what ACES is? What their purpose is beyond what you can see, based on the title itself? What the history behind the organization is? You're gonna find out, soon enough!



Art (C) Uma https://twitter.com/UmaYorokobi
The Rest (C): Someone who's falling in love with Persona 4 all over again, now that it's finally on PC!
Current Jam: You Don't Give Me Love - Vanessa