WORLD OF HURT – The Thrill-Seekers – Episode 40: “Queensbury Rules”
I have a confession to make: I actually enjoy drawing and writing the character stuff a lot more than the action scenes. Most artists get a huge thrill out of fight scenes, but in WORLD OF HURT, I found that each I approached them with a certain amount of trepidation. I think it might be due to the comic strip format. In an adventure strip, the action sequences are the big pay-off for the reader, but with three panels to progress the story each week, I fear that a protracted fight, highly choreographed fight scene might bore readers. Also, I wanted Pastor to do a little more than deliver roundhouses and haymakers to his opponents. Creatively, I keep boxing myself into corners, but removing the standard, and most expedient solutions to resolve physical conflicts, like handguns and the standard punch ups. Therefore, to keep it interesting for myself, the reader, and to stay true to Pastor’s character, you’re going to see a lot of dirty fighting in the strip.
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