Zombie Cliche Lookout: Forcing My Hand
A lot of people don’t like to take responsibility for their actions, and in the zombie apocalypse, they’ll have plenty of actions for which they’ll want to shift responsibility. It’s painful, especially when they look back on things with mixed feelings, or even regret. That’s why they starting coming up with different coping mechanisms, and they’ve got quite a lot to choose from. We’re going to focus on just one today though, and that’s transferring the blame from themselves to someone else, usually the victim. It’s not their fault, because someone else forced your hand. They made you do it. Yeah, it’s a complete cop out, and you know that if you look at the situation logically, but who uses logic in an emotionally charged situation?
About this Episode:
I usually like to mix up my angles a lot so that each panel is at least somewhat visually interesting. I still varied things a bit, but I kept things fairly static because I wanted to keep Abe’s body in every single shot. What Sam just did is a big deal. Yes, Abe was something of a bad guy, but he was still a human being, and Sam just took a life. Sam may never know what Abe’s motivations were, which will haunt him as he looks back on his actions.
I want to expand my photography abilities for the comic, particularly when it comes to producing larger scenes. I’m currently using a small lightbox that I built myself. It works okay; but I’m extremely limited in the size of the build I can use. What I would like to do is buy an actual lighting kit that I could setup to cover however big of an area I would need. The problem is, lighting kits are pricey.
That’s where you guys come in. I’m wondering if any of you would be willing to donate a bit to this endeavor. And, if you are, what I can do to recognize it. I was thinking that I could dedicate comics to a person, or include a person as a one-off guest (who probably gets eaten by zombies). If you have ideas here, let me know.
Discussion Question: Coping with Regret
Here’s a nice and simply one for you: how do you cope with things in your past that you regret?