Sidekick waxes allegorical.

This is part of what I have been working on today. I had a dream i was a vigilante's sidekick

Panel 2 Flamethrower is smiling.

FLAMETHROWER

Sure. Likely story.

SIDEKICK

I just hate stuff like this. I don't know what this guy knows, or what she wants people to know. I mean, I can't tell this guy "I know her, but I don't know her secret identity". You know? What if he knows her, but not as "Hourglass"? This must be what its like to be gay.

FLAMETHROWER

What? What is wrong with you?

Panel 3 Shot of Sidekick, he is speaking seriously.

SIDEKICK

I'm serious. Like, not knowing who is out to who, or whose secret you might be blowing. The whole thing is really stressful. Why can't everyone just be "out"?

FLAMETHROWER

Easy for you to say. You've got no family, all of your friends are superheroes, and you're invulnerable.

FLAMETHROWER

You don't know. She could have kids or something.

If this were the 90's I could make the whole book about Sidekick jabbering on like that....throw in some Soundgarden.... and you're done! But, alas, times change and now you have to dramatize a conflict and have dynamic characters.

New Host, new posts

My buddy Jason (who is an amazingly talented artist and web designer) moved this blog over to a host where I will have more control over it. I am not sure what exactly I can do, but I am kicking it around and seeing what works. You want the metaphorical value for that? Ok, well, this parallels the scenes in the story in which Kinetic gets together with his friends to train and refine his powers...but is not actually out there doing the superhero thing.