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World of Hurt: Online
Published on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 by

Online can be a refuge of creativity to try out products that would find a hard time being published elsewhere. Luke Cage may not be the blaxploitation hero that he once was but luckily the internet provides room for a black and white comic to come along with the flavor of a Fred Williamson. Isiah “Pastor” Hurt did time in Vietnam before coming home to work to save his community. The set up sounds like every soul movie ever made. Include pimps, fast cars, fist fights, and a few odd characters–all of which this comic has–and World of Hurt has all of the ingredients for the love letter comic strip as an ode to 70s films. This comic is a few NFL notables from being the Black Six or Fred Williamson away from being B.J. Hammer.


Thrill Seekers, 2009

One of the most frequently asked questions I’ve had for some time has been “When do you plan on publishing a WORLD OF HURT collection?” For a while, my standard answer has been, “I think some time in 2011.” However, the new answer has to be, “It’s up to you.” I don’t have the money to self-publish, so like many artists, I’m turning to the website, Kickstarter.com, to generate the funds I need to publish a compilation of The Thrill-Seekers. My intent has always been to publish a hardcover, but the unique size and landscape format of 13″ X 6.5″ that I want to showcase the original dimensions of the strips make it a little more expensive than a standard black and white comic. That’s why I need your help. Please spread the word far and wide to help make this publishing venture a reality. Hopefully, on the Kickstarter page you’ll find a nice set of incentives to at least pre-order your own book and get your friends to do the same. If I’m successful by the fundraising deadline, I should have the books in hand by the time HeroesCon rolls around in early June.

I also hope you enjoy the WORLD OF HURT “trailer” I created for the Kickstarter site using some of my favorite moments from the strip and the remarkable theme song created by C.E. Garcia. (Remember, the theme is available for sale exclusively on iTunes for the low, low price of 99 cents.)
As always thank you for your help and for supporting WORLD OF HURT. You can find the Kickstarter link here.

– JEP

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