New Addition: Marco & Pollo #5

April 16, 2015

 

I've added, and updated, Marco & Pollo to their own Tumblr page. Feel free to subscribe for all new updates here. Designs and sneak peeks will be added as the days continue.

 

The image above is not one that will open if clicked. It's best to go to the Tumblr page I linked to above until I can figure out the issues here.

 

Recently, there's been a lot of talk about the police brutality and abuse of power. It's a horrible thing to witness, it's hard to talk about, and, in all honesty, it's a real downer just to think about. I try not to focus on too much of the negative. There's enough of that. I'll do what I can to fix what I can, but, at the end of the day, my biggest contribution to the world is just trying to give people five seconds of not having to worry about issues in their lives and instead focus on some humor or entertainment that I can give. 

 

 

 

I had an idea for a sort of one panel joke (horribly depressing news is sometimes funny, get off my back), but as I went into it, I was also thinking about the ongoing discussion of diversity in comics and wanted to make a bigger story out of it. For this joke to really work, you have to shut off part of your brain and just think of comic book movies. Women and pretty much anyone not white, American, or heterosexual are horribly underrepresented. That's absolutely terrible, but, somehow, still not surprising. Even if you look at Marco & Pollo, these characters are hispanic. They live are American citizens. They appear white. I've not added anything about sexuality. For all intents and purposes, they're part of the problem. But that's kind of the point of Marco.

 

That said, it's brought a lot to my attention that I'm addressing as I move forward with other projects. Look forward to some of that soon.

 

You might notice the living room looks familiar. The design is about 99% just the Simpson's living room. I thought that was kind of fun (plus, I wouldn't have to think about the design of the room too much).

 

 

 

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