Comic 15 - 1.1.15

12th Jan 2018, 10:53 AM in Book 1: End Zone, Canto 1
Average Rating: 5 (3 votes)
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Cliff Hansen 12th Jan 2018, 10:53 AM edit delete
A little background info for you. We finally get to learn a little bit more about Joe, and why Thomas is in the condition he's in.

I actually had a relative who was born on the Mormon trail. I have few memories of her because I was so young, but I remember her with fondness, so please don't think that this is a passive aggressive attack on her! I really just included that detail because it very vividly shows me just how fast our technology has progressed in such a short time. One human lifetime, it makes me wonder what things will be like when I'm on my own deathbed. Also, even though readers are probably more familiar with the Oregon Trail instead of the Mormon one, I'd let Thomas share that bit of history with me, especially as some Mormons will play a small part in the story in the near future.


Miguel1982 13th Jan 2018, 3:19 PM edit delete reply
Thanks for a rich page that really rounds-out Thomas for us a bit further in the audience. I appreciate a peek into tension with his grandmother, a look into him potentially coming from the Morman faith or at least a religion that folks converted to after leaving the Church of Morman. Lastly, as someone surrounded by gay friends/family and being in an interracial relationship, it is really affirming to see these aspects of my reality reflected in Thomas' reality. I love the comic more and more with each passing page. Keep up the great work! This is gold!
Cliff Hansen 13th Jan 2018, 3:42 PM edit delete reply
Thanks! I'm trying to make this comic something that looks a little bit more like the real world than a bunch of superpowered people in spandex.
...(RockB) 1st Feb 2018, 5:27 PM edit delete reply
My impression is that technology evolves and is developed with exponentially increasing acceleration. Vinyl records? Cassette tapes? CDs? MP3? Telegraph? Wired telephones? CB radio? Cell phones? Smartphones? How long do they last? Two years until the battery dies, about one year and you don't get updates anymore, a few months until it's incompatible with the newest shtick. The newer the technology is, the shorter is it's lifetime.
Cliff Hansen 1st Feb 2018, 7:19 PM edit delete reply
Curious how long that pattern will last.
...(RockB) 1st Feb 2018, 11:50 PM edit delete reply
Me too. How far can the shortening of the lifetime go? Maybe a month? There must be a lower limit for hardware. For software I suspect the lifetime can go down to some hours.
Cliff Hansen 2nd Feb 2018, 8:39 AM edit delete reply
There's definitely going to be a limit because of the laws of physics. Of course we'll find new ways of solving the problems though.
...(RockB) 2nd Feb 2018, 1:49 PM edit delete reply
Well, the unbreakable limit would be the Planck-unit but I think the laws of business & delivery will posit a much higher limit...