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When I started WORLD OF HURT, I wrestled with the issue of how much fidelity I would have to the Blaxploitation films that inspired it. In general, they were rather lurid and profane. I wanted to stay true to my “creative muse,” but I also wanted my Mom to be comfortable reading it. This may make me a terrible son, but in the end, the muse won out. However, I did warn my mother beforehand that the language was somewhat salty. (The first strip ran in April, but by July she had worked up the nerve to stop by the site.)
Nonetheless, I did work out a compromise with myself. The only word that is off limits is the N-word. I want to bury it forever, so even in the name of artistic license, I refused to give it validity or currency in my webcomic.