Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Adding Insult to Injury: Page 46 of Outsider

If you’re not reading Jim “Arioch” Francis’ online comic Outsider, do yourself a favor and check it out. He just posted page 46, in which the physical abuse our hero took in page 45 is followed by a quick jab to the psychological cojones.

Outsider is a gorgeous comic. While the wait between pages can be interminable, the quality in both art and storytelling is head and shoulders above most of what you’ll find coming from DC or Marvel. Beyond the excellent telling of his tale, Jim shares the process of building Outsider’s universe with his readers. He’s created languages, worked out the weapons and tactics of the different races, and imagined the shape of telepathic societies. If you like what you read, be sure to pop into the comic’s forum and thank Jim for his hard work.

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