Not a whole lot to say here today, other than to point out how different Setheen come off here, compared to her first appearance. She was never once out of control of the first situation; Hunter was seemingly completely at her mercy. Writing her in this more fearful way was IMPORTANT to me, in part because of the situation, but almost more because I was keenly aware that I didn’t want to come off as retreading old ground. I didn’t want this to feel like a pattern…although this, the consultation of seers and witches, is actually a character trait of Hunter’s that we came up with before we even started the comic.
This is, however, Tuesday, and I would be remiss if I didn’t take the time to revisit the hashtag of my own making: #UNDISCOVEREDcomics.
Today, I want to give a shout out to Sparkshooter. As webcomics go, Sparkshooter could not be more different from Hunter Black, and for that, I give thanks. I’m probably overstating the differences, too…I mean, we’re both trudging the significant incline of long-form webcomics, but their comic has a decided indie flair in terms of storytelling, while we’re probably a more mainstream adventure comic.
Troy Brownfield is the writer, and although we’ve never met, he and I have had an interesting relationship of mutual support for a while now, so it thrills me to have an opportunity to highlight his work.
Sparkshooter takes on the mountainous task of being about a band, which is a difficult thing to do in a medium that is PURELY visual, but I think that they rise to the occasion beautifully. It’s a story about life and about people, as all of the best stories are. (It seems to me that I have made that comment before.)
Give Troy and his collaborators a few moments of your time, and I think you’ll find yourselves rewarded for it.