Assault – Thief to Hero Webcomic page 5
As opposed to the Dragonwolf comic, which I wrote 20 some years ago, Assault is much more recent, both the audio comic and this comic. I think the difference in writing styles shows a vast improvement in the two, both in structure and in content. The pace keeps moving on this one whereas Dragonwolf can seem to drag on with a lot of talking, some more talking, then even more talking.
The dialogue is still there in Assault, but it is trimmed back, not as wordy, and the scenes don’t extend out longer than they have to. But this is also a different beast, so to speak. This comic was forced to be trimmed down to fit onto 10 pages. I actually had an editor to help pare it down and get it to a workable length and still get the story complete.
It is definitely a lot shorter than I had hoped. But then again, I had hoped for the full 72 page graphic novel the three episode audio comic could be, if I found an artist willing to commit with deferred payment from ad revenue as the only payment for it. One thing that some people don’t get is that yes, I do believe artists should be paid for their work with real money. But what about all the “art” I have created by writing this stuff in the first place? Do I not deserve anything for the work I’ve done for all that effort? The “indie comic” scene of amateurs looking to break into the biz seem to think that artists are more valuable for it. I agree to a point. It’s not a comic without the art. More on that next page.
Art by Josh Allar
Letters and editing by Jay Goldberg
Written by Timm Gillick