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January 4th, 2012

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Here I Am

(PG; Drama) Alone on an urban rooftop, our protagonist decides to end his life of fulfilling every else’s expectations. Read the story overview for more behind-the-scenes details.

Like the Jim Thompson novel The Golden Gizmo, this story ends with unconvincing happiness. I wrote more follow-up, but decided at the last minute that the story should stop here. Beyond the story’s shortcomings, I still dig the visual design. Even the cross hatchings used as a storytelling device, as our hero walks towards the sunrise.

I can’t remember why it’s dated “82”. Best guess is that I wrote some kind of draft back then, but never made a real story from it ’til ’86.

PS: Even the improbably cheery resolution wasn’t enough to make this an ad agency portfolio piece.

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