June 29, 2010
The thumbnails for the next two comics are going to tell you to read this, I consider it important that everyone do so before you read them.
Things have been building throughout the plot towards them since part-way through Book 3, mostly throughout Book 4. I have had plenty of time therefore to change how it turns out.
As you can/will see, I decided not to.
It’s a very emotional matter, and it’s not one I’ve take lightly in the slightest. It’s painful, it’s dark, and whilst the act itself is not integral enough to the story to be irremovable, it’s the emotional impact that is important. It is the culmination of Igon’s revelations about the world he lives in, and possibly the most important of them all.
Still, I know some of my readers will have dealt with similar issues in their own lives, and may find these two pages inappropriate, perhaps even hurtful. They are intended to hurt, but not to hurt my loyal and supportive readers, just the characters of this story.
I’m sorry if you were hurt by these comics, and I hope you find that it was a necessary move in the storyline, not a frivolous or tactless attempt to elicit emotion through controversy.
I’ve never had someone in my life do this, but having to write it made it hurt, a lot, for me.
So I’m sorry, and don’t read the comics if you think you’ll be hurt by them, but I need to show them.
Tim Maughan, writer and artist for Remember