THE BLACK FIST 56 – Trial By Fire
January 25th, 2012

THE BLACK FIST 56 – Trial By Fire

Aaand we’re back!

I want to thank everyone for sticking by me during this long hiatus.  It was really an unscheduled mental health vacation for me.  With the holidays and everything else that’s been going on, I realized I needed some time to take care of myself, have a more normal schedule, and enjoy some time with my wife.  Honestly, I haven’t even logged on to check my stats in ages, but I really, REALLY appreciate all your support.

As I came up to this strip, I had some real ambivalence about Pastor torturing a helpless man in such a cold-blooded manner, so I struggled with how I was going to play this scene. I decided to have Pastor mirror that ambivalence.  Despite his earlier bravado, he’s wrestling with himself about the ugly work he feels he has to do.

- JEP


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  • PREDICTION: Today's opinion on the Affordable Care Act will be the first SCOTUS decision to include the word "Islamofascist." #

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“WORLD OF HURT: The Thrill-Seekers” Poster

We repurposed the cover art for the graphic novel into this swank poster.  I’ll be adding it to the online store shortly.WORLD OF HURT-The Thrillseekers Poster - 052611


  • I-95 South toward Savannah is chock full of assholes today. #
  • @cophotog Consider them sent, Chip. #
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  • So wrong-so hilariously wrong! RT @that_urban_punk Can't lie…if I were a Muppet I'd fuck the hell outta Ms Piggy #EverybodyLovesToEatBacon #
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  • @teamsmithy I've lost days in the SketchUp warehouse. Wait, what month is this? #
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The Advance Copies Of WORLD OF HURT: THE THRILL-SEEKERS Are In!

WOH-Advance Copy pic

I received a pleasant surprise this week when FedEx delivered a package to my office. It was a box of thirty-two advance copies of the WORLD OF HURT: THE THRILL-SEEKERS graphic novel from the printer, Global PSD. I think they look great, but you can see for yourself in the attached photo, or you can follow the video link to watch me flip through the book, if you can see the book around my chubby hands.

I’ll receive the remaining books by mid-December, but in the meantime, I’ll be using these advance copies to fulfill as many orders as I can until I run out.  However, if you haven’t ordered one yet, I’ll set up something in my store soon, but in the meantime,  you can e-mail me at worldofhurtonline@yahoo.com to inquire about ordering a copy.

Thanks!

- JEP


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