Comic 36 - 1.2.36

12th Mar 2018, 10:06 AM in Book 1: End Zone, Canto 2
1.2.36
Average Rating: 5 (2 votes)
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Author Notes:

Cliff Hansen 12th Mar 2018, 10:06 AM edit delete
Another page putting the novel in the phrase "graphic novel".

Comments:

...(RockB) 12th Mar 2018, 6:01 PM edit delete reply
...(RockB)
Fuck. Indeed. On several levels.

("Fuck." or something alike was my first thought about the previous page, too, but it felt inappropriate.)

(And neither Afghanistan nor Irak was really about defending your own country.)
Cliff Hansen 12th Mar 2018, 7:24 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, it was weird working on this page about PTSD when the news came on with that story. Mental health, religion, and politics are often taboo subjects, and those are the exact topics of this comic. I just hope I do right by people who have PTSD and other invisible illnesses. Perez is a really interesting character and she has a crazy and messed up backstory. I hope that if nothing else, people see that it's something I take seriously and maybe they can too in whatever sphere of influence they have.
Cliff Hansen 12th Mar 2018, 9:21 PM edit delete reply
The last panel on this page was supposed to have Samson walking off in a huff toward the door, but then I forgot to draw him in. When I remembered, I actually preferred it without him as it looks even more lonely and desolate, the panel being off balance with Perez there by herself on the far left and nothing to balance out the page on the right, which works so perfectly since they've been a team. I've always loved the word "serendipity" or a happy accident, and that's definitely what the last panel turned out to be!
Miguel1982 13th Mar 2018, 6:57 AM edit delete reply
Samson is showing that raw, real, hard love that is blatently honest and real...it is how I sometimes talk to people and I love it.
Cliff Hansen 13th Mar 2018, 8:22 AM edit delete reply
Thanks! I don't like having so much text on a single page and almost cut it down a bit like the comments about his backstory, but in for a penny in for a pound. He doesn't talk much and is usually there for a joke or just standing in the background with his arms crossed, so I kind of like the idea that when he does talk there's a waterfall.