Friday, 4 May 2012
Live on Channel 10
A few years back, Dark Horse ran a competition to produce a story in the form of several web strips. There were certain rules and the web page had to fit a particular size to fit the average PC screen. I had an idea for a story about a lone gunmen randomly shooting cars and passers-by but having the incidents caught on TV camera for live transmission. Each web page would focus on a different aspect; the killer, the TV crew, a family engrossed by the coverage, the newspaper reactions and so on, culminating in the death of the gunman. It was my attempt at commenting on the morals and actions of modern media. I did several pages but unfortunately, I'm not sure why, I only have the first two left shown here sans text. It was going to be in colour but these two remaining pages are the original black and white drawings I did. Not a bad idea, I think, although some time after this I came across a Judge Dredd story that is pretty close to this one (the Dredd one was actually published first, I'm not claiming anything here)!
Posted by Michael Crouch at 09:33