Alex gets her eyes out and gets serious.
I expect that very few of you have ever seen The Double McGuffin. I know I’ve spoken of it before, but it was a long time ago. It’s very much a product of its time, but it’s also a fun movie with a large cast of main characters. In fact, the kid you assume is going to be the main character isn’t. The character who goes through the most growth starts as an antagonist. If you watch it you’re going to see weird echoes of it in my comic. The characters are archetypal but they also break out of their zones from time to time in fun ways. Particularly Arthur Honeycut, who is probably my favorite character. The movie happens to be on youtube right now illegally uploaded to watch for free. If you have some free time I recommend looking it up. Some of the kids went on to be notable actors. One of them is on CSI something or other. The narrator is Orson Wells. The boy who plays Arthur is in one episode of Seinfeld. Apparently his only other role as an actor. Ernest Borgnine is the real antagonist & I’ve always been a big fan of his. Anyway, just something to think about.