Hello, everyone! It’s Max West here. I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving. I certainly enjoyed mine. And now here’s some more material to help aid in your digestion. I have two more pages of the first episode of Sunnyville Stories. But first, I’d like to pitch another indie comics series that I think is worthy of attention. It’s put out by this group called Seven Sins Press and it’s called Vindicator. It involves a costumed character…yet it’s not really your typical superhero tale. It’s a very intriguing action thriller. So check out the page – it’s a really cool comic. In fact, it was this publication that convinced me to use the comics service, Ka-Blam!
Speaking of Ka-Blam, Sunnyville Stories episode 2 is being printed up through them and should be available soon via Indy Planet and Comics Monkey for sale. I’ll post up more info when it becomes available. So now, let’s get onto the pages of my comic. When we last left Rusty and his family, they were exploring their new home…which wasn’t in good shape. After an untimely fall through the shoddy floor, Rusty’s father Al continues examining the house. Let’s join him in the kitchen, shall we?
I had fun designing this run-down house. In fact, I had planned a scene where Rusty inspects what had been the bathroom – but finds an unpleasant surprise in there. In the end, I didn’t want scatological humor in Sunnyville so that idea was jettisoned.
Rusty continues to have qualms about moving to Sunnyville. In spite of his mother’s reassurance…and his wit, as you see on this page, Rusty is still not convinced he’s going to like his new home. I mean, his house is a wreck.
I had based this on my own personal experience of moving into a new house – twice in fact. This isn’t at all unusual. Usually when old tenants move out, new ones don’t move in right away. Time passes and as such, the house isn’t really maintained. This happened with one house I moved to, which had an overgrown lawn and parts of the interior were falling apart.
But maybe…just maybe…he might find something or someone he likes in this town. Alas, readers, that will have to wait until next week. So be sure to tune in next Saturday to the blog for more pages to the first episode of Sunnyville Stories – same Bat time, same Bat channel!
In the meantime, have you ever had an experience like Rusty when you moved into a new house and found it falling apart? Why not tell about in the comments section? And don’t forget to comment on my comics too.