Prudes and Prejudice #67
Today's page was essentially unplanned but informed by an earlier idea. I had originally intended #67 to be about something completely different however I decided to include the random naked guy from the last panel of page 66 and it just went on to become today's page (and the fact he is naked in that panel on p66 is itself totally random, in my original draft for page 66 the person standing there was clothed, but when working on page 66 I decided at the last minute it needed one extra nude person)...
Back when I first conceived of the Prudes & Prejudice story (some years ago now) I had intended for there to be nudes, dudes, prudes, crudes, lewds and RUDES. However, while I was working on the story there was never an ideal moment for one of the rudes to pop out of the woodwork... until now. In fact I had even forgotten about the 'rudes' concept: this guy was going to be "Jake" who just happened to have a case of extreme first time jitters mixed with a crush on Jasmine with an "unfortunate" side-effect. The page went through a number of re-writes, something wasn't working and then, when I remembered "oh yeah, the 'Rudes'", it just tilted completely into territory I've generally avoided in the comic - Jake became "Randy" (sorry, to any readers named Randy!) and he became a total douche to boot. Sometimes the story just takes over!
Despite its apparent random genesis this is still a fairly significant page in the development of the story. There are a few more surprises around the corner yet!