I was minding my own business today, the keys on my keyboard clapping furiously away, when one of my class-mates in English asked what I was doing. Cautiously, I explained I was working on the script for my comic. She seemed interested enough and asked me about it.
I explained as best as I could (I never really had to discuss comics in real life) and she seemed to have enjoyed what she heard...till I get to one character:
"Ok, then there's The Rumour, he's kind of the Batman of the story, except it's a father/son thing"
"That sounds cool! So what's there story?"
"Well the son Jack, used to be his dad's sidekick, then he inherited the job"
"Ok. What about the Dad?"
"...What about him"
"Well, what's his story? How'd he get started?"
"Well, er...he doesn't really have one"
"Well that's kinda lazy"
What preceded was a failed attempt to explain the idea before she lost interest and got on with her work. Thinking back, I don't know if I agree with her.
The original intention was to play the Mysterious Past
to the Nth degree and see if, by simply alluding to a dark past or shocking event, I could keep the audience caring about the character. Needless to say, my ego has been nicked a bit and I find myself questioning my idea.
Is it laziness? Is it clever? What are your thoughts?
edited 30th Mar '11 4:30:23 AM by AtomJames
Theres sex and death and human grime in monochrome for one thin dime and at least the trains all run on time but they dont go anywhere.