|Super Haters #288||Reality||Super Haters #290|
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Some of you may not completely understand the breakdown of the credits on Super Haters, so lemme explain it real quick: I co-write the comic strip with Justique, and then I get the art together and I letter it.
I'm explaining the credits is because I'd like to highlight something special about this particular story arc -- it's Justique's baby. In contrast, the recent Le Hunger arc was mostly written under my lead. We still collaborated on almost every strip, but I was suggesting punchlines and plot directions most of the time. The reverse is true for Reality. Justique came up with the reality TV concept, and she's designed the majority of the jokes thus far. (I'm going somewhere with this, so stick with me...)
The reason I bring all of this up is because, as a reader, I'm always curious about the nature of writing collaborations. Who wrote what joke? Who's sense of humor informed that plot? And so on.
So if you're curious, here are a few examples of Justique's sensibilities: she came up with the big concept for Destruct-O-Inferno, she suggested that the Super Haters go on a Vacation, and she saw the potential for hilarity by turning Mind's Eye and Destruct-O-Tron into Kids. Me? I couldn't wait to get Destruct-O-Tron Back in Black and I wanted to test the boundaries of friendship with In Lust.
Anyway, just thought you might like to know! I hope you're enjoying Justique's Reality concept as much as I am.