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A fearful symmetry is born

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 03:54
Now it’s time to check out Intruder as he might be expressed across the comics/games/games/comics via licensing. This is the eighth post about the villain protagonist (anti-villain, whatever) Intruder, created by Scott LeMien and me, including a fun comics story. The previous posts include Intruder alert, “I Am I” (this is where you can read […]

In the Eighties

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 05:09
Now we’re taking Intruder into the role-playing games of the Eighties proper, that is, culturally. There’s a certain fun for me in making this character with these games, considering that his whole existence is a modern critique of the future interpretation of this era. This is the seventh in my series of posts about Intruder, […]

What medium and idiom hath wrought

Wed, 03/11/2020 - 02:23
Now for my next trick, which is to express or interpret Intruder via the concepts and mechanics across many role-playing games. It’s not a trivial comparison, as he’s based on very situational and preparatory concepts: “did it thirty minutes ago,” “crazy prepared,” “knew all about that,” “investigated and surveilled it all better than you did,” […]

Oh noes

Thu, 03/05/2020 - 15:40
You got politics in my superheroes, shock! … and superheroes in my politics, too?! Shock and outrage! Too bad, sweet pea. That’s just how things are and always have been. I’ll tell you why: because comics are political, either via implication due to their junk-product nature which is forced to be close to life to […]

Rough and ready

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 03:46
Intruder is 14 (now 15 + cover) pages of fun between me and Scott LeMien. It pleases me and that’s all it’s for. Rest assured, the horror and blasphemy to follow in the next paragraphs shall not singe a hair upon the wisdom of comics creation that everyone knows. (As for the many how-to’s and […]

Forms and features

Sun, 03/01/2020 - 07:19
Let’s talk about making the characters for Intruder. I have an agenda with this topic. It is to shoot, chase down, finish off, hang up, and gut the typical discussions, usually framed as traumatic controversy, over who “really” created this or that famous comics character. Comics fans and journalists love these dust-ups, so much so […]

“I Am I”

Fri, 02/28/2020 - 06:25
Here are the 14 pages we did for Intruder! As I said before, the prior post told you about the very beginning of this collaboration between me and Scott LeMien, and this one is about the very end. After this, I’ll show you the guts about how it was done. Before you start scrolling, stop […]

Intruder alert

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 01:09
I spent quite a bit of 2019 with this guy, and this is the start of a series of posts all about it. Briefly: he’s called Intruder, his given name is Jay LeBeau, he is a joint creation by me and artist Scott LeMien, and we did a twelve-page comics story strictly for fun. The […]