It might not seem like a big deal, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Hunter from the angle presented in Panel One before. I’ve lived with this character for five years and damn near 650 pages, so any new permutation of the character really stands out to me. I really dig it.
Speaking of things that aren’t a big deal, one of my employees came up to me today, gushing about the fact that I write comics. Now, I don’t really trumpet much about my writing career at work, conflict of interest and all of that, but I do still make the occasional social media blast. While I don’t accept friend requests from staff (for their protection, actually), if I decline/ignore one, they’re still going to be able to see most of MY posts…which is fine since most of my posts are about comics, movies, and sharing cute animal videos for #Squirrel. So I guess this employee found her way to The Family Secret and to Over My Dead Body on Comixology, which is totally awesome. She even found the chapters of Funhouse Mirror that I wrote on my Tumblr blog (the rest of which is going out to Patreon supporters…as I write them) and she dug those…
…but she hadn’t read Hunter Black, our magnum opus! In her defense, I think webcomics are pretty new to her, and she wasn’t sure about the navigation. I talked her through it today.
It’s exceedingly rare that I meet someone who is familiar with my work; I just don’t have that much of it out there, and what there is hasn’t exactly broken wide. I mean, my most viewed work is probably the episode of Avengers Assemble! I co-wrote, and nobody’s associating that cartoon with this lowly restaurant manager. You guys have no idea, having someone to whom I have never talked about my work come up and start talking about these comics was a huge deal for me. Made my whole day.
Is this entire blog post a thinly veiled attempt at providing you guys links to some of my other works? Yes. Does that make any of the above less true or heartfelt? Not at all.