Rent-A-Thug #117 – Great Thugs in History part 16
April 28th, 2008

Rent-A-Thug #117 – Great Thugs in History part 16

William Scarlett’s line in the first panel incorporates a threat that I make to people all the time in real life. It generally takes the form of “[do whatever it is that I want] or I’ll… do some kind of thing”. It’s almost wholly ineffective.

For a lot of this particular story I’ve not had all that good of an idea of where any given page is going to go until I actually sit down to work on it. I basically came up with the premise and away I went without thinking about things like “plot” or any characters other than Charles. What exactly is going to happen on each page is pretty much improvised with a vague idea of where it needs to fit in the overall narrative (which is even more vague). Strangely, despite the total lack of pre-planning (or possible because of it), this is the longest Rent-A-Thug story so far. I’m not sure how many pages it’s going to be in total but it’s looking like it’ll break the twenty page mark. Page 17 is already done (finished about twenty minutes ago) and I don’t see things wrapping up before page 20. I might try to hit 22 pages, which is the typical length of a print comic. Unless you’re reading Rent-A-Thug: First Offence, which is 36 pages of story, uninterrupted by ads < /shill >.

Tomorrow is the release of Grand Theft Auto IV, which suspect I’ll be spending most of the day playing. On the plus side I’ve already finished Wednesday’s update so I won’t feel bad if I get hooked on it like it’s crack. Which I probably will. The GTA series has been influential on Rent-A-Thug and I imagine that GTA IV won’t be any different.

Thanks for reading, see you Wednesday.

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