A Darker November for UnCONventional|
Posted Oct 31, 2014 - 10:07:26
So November is upon us, and that means (like it has for the last three years) that UnCONventional
is temporarily going five days a week for a special story event.
When I first did this, it was the serious character piece I Hate November
. I like to say that these characters lead full, normal lives, and we just get to see the funny moments in the comic. Knowing it was a risk doing a storyline without jokes, I still tried it - but thankfully people stuck with it and seemed to like the story.
In the two years that followed though, while I did special November storylines (In the Beginning
, The Election
), they ended up being just standard arcs that would have fit in at any other part of the comic. Originally I was planning on doing that again this year, with an extended version of the Max/Veronica story that we saw this last month...
...but a few months ago I had another idea. I decided to return to the spirit of I Hate November and do a character piece, this time focused on Megan. As we learned back in I Hate November, Megan's father wasn't the most progressive person in the world
. I decided that I didn't want to write her coming out story, but if you payed close attention you might have noticed a phone conversation
which implied it happened back in Chapter Four.
And based on what Lynn said to her co-worker Jeff
in early Chapter 5, it didn't go that well.
So with this last Thursday's comic
, we're finally going to deal with this head on. I know this may not be everyone's cup of tea, as the comic is normally about convention jokes, but I think exploring the characters like this is worth it.
And if you don't like it, the good news is the comic returns to normal come December 2nd. Until then though, please enjoy "You Can't Go Home Again."