783 Historied.

I’m not sure if I ever said it before, but the ghost hunting story was one of the first ones I ever wrote when I started the comic.  It evolved over time, but for the most part it remains as it was.  The most notable exception was the inclusion of Jolene.  She didn’t exist, as such, when I wrote the first draft.  In the very first version of the original story she was essentially a different character.  Much more like Carol.  Too much like Carol I eventually decided.  Removing that version didn’t work as well as I liked either, so I had to kind of go back and look things over to see what sort of archetype I could drop in to fill her space.

I wanted a character that I could use to express the shy side of my personality with.  Although shy is not quite the right word for it.  Maybe social anxiety would describe it better.  In any case I started from there and worked out the being that became Brooksie.  She was a happy accident.  After I wrote her in things seemed more whole.

When it came time to tell this story I went back over it and found it lacking.  Thomas and John talking to each other is alright, but I felt like including another element would make the story carry better.  Plus, weeks of two dudes talking gets boring real fast.  Drawing nothing but dudes doesn’t thrill me either.  Anyway, from the original base the script spilled out in two directions.  There was a new opening and an amended ending.   I think it came together pretty well.  At least as well as anything I’ve ever presented.

If nothing else adding in some extra Jo didn’t hurt anything.


yep, adding some Jo is is rarely a bad idea.

And I hope you leave at least the possibility of a ghost. That would be cool.

Dude, Jo’s eyes in that last panel are terrifying! It’s like she’s staring into my soul! And knowing Jo, that could be possible!

Can I have a totally selfish moment and say, I wish you updated more often? Your story rocks, your characters are awesome, I can’t get enough.

She’s probably picturing some demon possessing the vehicle now or related, based on how much she knows about movies.

poor joe, I know how that is with the overactive imagination when someone only tells you part of a story…brain burns out and all you can do is flip out and sit in a corner…

That look on her face in the last panel.. the most PERFECT representation of a O.O face if I’ve ever seen one.

Just remembered her knowledge of movies, she might be thinking Evil Dead, or more likely Christine.

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