The last day of the week.on June 10, 2012 at 5:00 am
Or the first! Depending on your philosophical bend.
Again I am writing this blog at a terribly early time in the morning so it will be brief!
This Sunday strip is incredibly stupid. But the idea made me laugh every time I came back to it, so I just went with it. Probably the dumbest joke I’ve ever done in this comic strip! But I really like it anyway for some reason. I believe it’s the bluntness of the last panel, or the silence and seriousness. I think this is one of my favourite Sunday strips.
Before coming to this Sunday strip I originally had another idea, that I ended up ditching. I believe it’s the first time I’ve had a difficult decision figuring out if a strip was too ‘controversial’. That wasn’t exactly the issue, but I wasn’t sure I was entirely comfortable with using the idea. WITH the joke at the end, it would have seemed insensitive, but without it, it would have been just depressing. Either way, it’s the first time I’ve ditched a fully ready-to-go idea because I never have so many ideas on hand that I get to discard them.
If I could give this strip another name it would be “The Sum Of All Fears”. Oh right, and just a reminder, no Sunday strip next week! I have many eight panel strips to do and I just don’t have the time. It’ll be worth it though. The strips are getting ridiculously intricate for the next few weeks.
Because this Sunday strip really doesn’t have a lot more back story to go over I will use this time to recommend more comics to you fine folks!
I want to recommend The Zombie Hunters. I know a lot of us are sick of zombies these days but hear me out. It’s a very, very well drawn comic done in pages about a impressively well realized zombie apocalypse scenario. The thing is all about the story and definitely takes some getting-into time, but I’ve been keeping up with this thing since I first started my own web comics four years or so ago. I think it’s a very well done comic, and worth trying out if you’re looking for something new!
ABOUT THE STRIP:
The Zombie Hunters is a new look at an old theme.
It is inspired by a post-apocalyptic vision of the future as well as past human history. This story follows a group of zombie hunters as they go though life as survivors of the undead outbreak. The characters reside on an artificial island, the former site of the Argus Research Campus. The hunters, like so many others on the island, are infected- they carry a dormant strain of the undead virus, which will cause them to turn into one of several different types of undead when they die.
The infected are marked and segregated from the rest of the inhabitants on the island, making a living by working offshore in the wastes, hunting zombies and collecting salvage, trading their freedom for safety. As the story unfolds you’ll find out more about the characters and their sordid pasts and discover hidden secrets about them, their world, and the people that surround them.