Saturday, February 1, 2014

Starbolts #221: The Aquan Rider

This comic is dedicated to the memory of Justin "JewWario" Carmical aka The Famikamen Rider.



 I had a few plans when I was going to work on this comic. Originally, I was going to make it a Kamen Rider spoof and show it to JewWario. Sadly, that ship sailed and I cannot dwell on the what-ifs. My two plans after hearing about the news were to 1. Have Bluestreak break the fourth wall and have the Starbolts attend a memorial and 2. Have a special two panel spread at the end. But, you know what? I like the other idea better. Have an extra two panels at the end and dedicating the comic to my friend and mentor. Besides, my friend, MarzGurl may do something with Justin's awesome character known far and wide as "The Famikamen Rider". I can't in good conscience step on her toes. That and I REALLY want to see what she does.

Still, it is a week later and for the most part I am doing okay. It helped a lot to talk about Justin at any opportunity. He meant a lot to a lot of people and I'm definitely sure he'd have appreciated the Kamen Rider spoof and the dedication at the end. I know I don't know much about Kamen Rider. But, I tried my best, you know? It's all I can really do. As I've said many times, I'm going to keep doing what I do in his honor. It's the least I can do.

As far as characters go, yes, Danar is a jerk. Aquita had NO time to change into her uniform and yet he berates her for showing up in the office in a bikini. At least she's dried off. I can imagine salt water stains would be hell to get out of that purple carpet.

I've always got to end on a joke, huh? It's just how I cope with this. Justin, you were my friend and my mentor. This comic is for you and as I said in the last panel, the legend will continue.

Ride on, FKR and Thanks!

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