Denver Comic Con
June 30 - July 2, 2017
But he is a kid. Why do people always say that? You’re a kid until you turn 18. Some people later.
Well, sure, but all sixteen-year-olds think they’ve got it all figured out. That they’re grown-ups now. It’s a really complicated age. You’re not a little kid any more, but you’re not an adult either. And as you suggested, different people mature at different rates. My daughter is 16, and it’s a really strange and confusing time for both of us. Sometimes she surprises me with extremely mature insights. Other times she reveals that she still has a lot of growing up to do.
Also, keep in mind that our story is set just a short time after federal child labor laws were enacted. A lot more was expected of kids back then than today. Also, according to Jewish tradition, a boy becomes a man at the age of 13. So I think Max can be forgiven his claim of adulthood, even if we don’t agree with it.
It didn’t even think about him already having his Bar Mitzvah. My bad, ya’ll.
I appreciate that some people aren’t adults until much later in life, but this guy built a giant robot. If building a giant robot doesn’t make you a Man, I really don’t know what does.
Maybe building an AUTONOMOUS giant robot ?
Real men don’t sit back and let some autonomous machine do all the work, though.
I appreciate how your fellas are developing these characters into people we care about instead of just drop kicking us into some endless fight scene or long-winded monologue about an evil scheme. There’s a tactile richness to what you’re building and every week it feels like “maybe next week” everything will hit the fan…and each week I come back I’m left with a sense of satisfaction. You’ve hooked me and I never quite realized why until now. Substance.
Wow, thanks, Denver! That’s high praise indeed. Since this was our first webcomic, we didn’t appreciate the pacing challenges that come with a one-page-per-week release schedule. We’ve gotten off to a pretty slow start, but our hope is that in the long run, the setup will be worth it. We decided to do a webcomic in the first place because we really liked the characters we had created and wanted their stories to be told. So for our readers to like them, or especially to care about them, is the greatest compliment we could hope for.
How old is this ‘adult’ anyway?
Most adults wouldn’t read comics either 😉
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