Welcome to the first episode of my webcomic, WORLD OF HURT!
What is WORLD OF HURT?
WORLD OF HURT is my homage to the Black action movies of the 1970s.
WORLD OF HURT is “Superfly” meets “The Equalizer.”
WORLD OF HURT is about ISAIAH “PASTOR” HURT, a tough, mysterious, stylish and streetwise “fixer.” He can handle any problem you’ve got…if you’re willing to pay the price.
Pastor never asks for money, but as payment for his services, he demands two favors to be named later, each to be carried out at a time, place, and manner of his choosing. No questions asked.
The first episode, entitled “The Thrill-Seekers” finds Pastor in the middle of an ongoing case to locate a missing Black college student. Pastor’s search leads him from the slums of the city to a secret club of powerful, high society hedonists.
To find out more about the development of WORLD OF HURT, I encourage you to read more about it here.
WORLD OF HURT will be updated every Wednesday with a new strip, but I will also update every Friday with commentary and reviews of all things Blaxploitation. We’ll also get into other films and novels from the era; artists; old-school and new school funk and soul music; and whatever else might seem relevant and/or fascinating. I hope you’ll make WORLDOFHURTONLINE.COM a regular destination while you’re goofing off at work surfin’ the ‘Net.
WORLD OF HURT has been a long time in the making. If there are any artists, or other creative souls out there reading this, you know about the battles with self-doubt you face. In order to get this out here, I had to realize that not everything could be absolutely perfect. However, it will be a work in progress. I welcome your input and now that there’s no going back, I’m looking forward to watching my art, and the strip, evolve and improve.
Overcoming my doubts and fears would have been impossible without the support of my friends and family, and most especially the love and guidance of my girlfriend, Noelle. She’s the love of my life, my best friend, and the firm kick in the ass I need, all wrapped up in one incredible package.
Finally, I would like to give a special shout out to tech guru, Andy Haworth. I was going crazy trying to figure out how to get ComicPress running, but in a matter of minutes (MINUTES, y’all), my man Andy figured the whole thing out and brought this site to life. Check out Andy’s site, Shameful Cinema, for great reviews on all the best (and worst) in exploitation cinema.
Well, that’s it for now. Get to readin’, and I’ll see you on Wednesday with the next installment in The Thrill-Seekers.