Saturday, September 30, 2017

Comic 737 -- I Am Not a Monster

A very raw deal for the Soames family...

http://talesfromthevault.com/thunderstruck/comic737.html


If you ever find yourself in a situation where you feel compelled to say "I am not a monster," it's probably a sign that you're a monster.

This was one of the tougher pages to write and draw. It took some time to find a balance point between getting across the awfulness of what was going on while not going for the horror gross-out.

Krylov sort of surprised me here. I don't actually know her very well as a character yet, so here was a chance to see how she reacted under extreme circumstances. Interesting. I'll have to see how she wants to behave in some of the future twists I've got planned...

2 comments:

Douglas Murray said...

Why did they need to kill Mrs. Soames and both of their kids? Wouldn't just one of them have motivated Soames to linger on?

Ben Ramsey said...

Looks like he was leaving nothing to chance. If stomping puppies would have raised the percentage of ghosting, he likely would have gone with that.
However, judging from her reaction, this isn't something they have done before, so odds are he's getting desperate, and dancing on the edge of the abyss.