I was pleasantly surprised by the response to this week’s comics, and figured I’d ramble a bit.
I’ve known since the beginning that I wanted Clockworks to be a mix of action, humor, drama, mystery, etc etc. I wasn’t sure how well I’d pull it off or how exactly things would play out, but I had a pretty good idea of the range of tones and scenes I wanted to include.
Even though I knew what was going to happen, I don’t think I really planned on having a comic that was made up entirely of telegrams, or another strip that had a sketchy, bloody flashback of a guy we’ve never seen before and never will again. (Well, he gets a mention in Tuesday’s comic, and the black heartturtle may show up again ) I think that the comic has gone in some directions that are pretty interesting and hopefully a bit surprising. And we’re still early. The comic is only about 1/8th or so along, and there are many more twists and diversions ahead.
I’m a bit curious to hear from you guys. When you read the first strips, what did you expect the series would be like? In what ways has the comic surprised you, or heck, in what ways has the comic not met your expectations? Feel free to comment away.