Johnny Bullet #6 Comic
By Hervé St-Louis
Dec 7, 2014 - 19:04
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Graduate school life has caught up with me and so my brain is too preoccupied with philosophers Martin Heidegger and Chantal Mouffe to say anything cogent about Johnny Bullet today. I think so anyway. Working on Johnny Bullet is the perfect shield to forget all the bad news about justice and equality in the United States.
With Johnny Bullet, I’m having the best time of my life. The comic doesn’t move very fast, but I have many ideas for it and I can’t wait to make him race and perform more stunts. I like muscle cars. I like the ethos of the adventurer that solves problems while being heroic. This is Johnny Bullet. It clears my mind of everything else. At the same time, the research involved in this comic strip is incredible. For a brief moment, Johnny Bullet allows me to step aside from my regular being, my everyday life and practices to experience something as focused but where I construct the rules. But doing so, I stay engaged with the world, as you the reader, can observe the work and see the growth. I want to improve the drawings and my storytelling.
I’m not interested in the corrupting politics of debates surrounding Ferguson and Eric Garner. Chantal Mouffe predicted what is happening in the United States. When part of the population skips its engagement with the world, another becomes the alternative view to the dominant perspective. It's a critical alternative but in many ways, it is less equal less liberating. It is a hyper version of the criticized hegemon. The assaults on blacks is just one aspect of a society where priorities are off.
Today’s page was great for me to raw. I understand one of the characters better than I ever did. I know who he is now. I also had a good time researching the cars and vehicles. I know a lot about rescue vehicles now. I apologize if my comments feel so pessimistic today. I don’t feel bad at all right now. Last night, I drew Johnny Bullet until midnight. How can I be unhappy when I have this personal treasure I can seek refuge in at any time?
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