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So this is a sketchbook story that I did for no particular reason, arising from of a conversation I had with Jeanne Thornton and Nate Bliss.
After drawing the comic I read the actual story of Roy Sullivan:
and found the truth was much, much stranger than my surmise.
I’m fascinated by the phrase “That’s how I feel,” because it seems to imply, “This is what I use to have emotions. This is the implement that I am accustomed to.” It suggests to me that we want to feel the emotion, so we use various tools to accomplish it, each of us the tools that we are used to, that we have been shown. He uses standing under a tree in a storm as a cultural artifact that invokes an emotional response, in others and himself.
This has little to do with the life of Roy Sullivan, though, who was apparently cursed by Zeus.
Cloudhopper Three struggles to its feet, bleary-eyed, wondering what day it is.
Serialized weekly from now on until about seventy-two weeks from now, Book Three details the shocking truth of life among the clouds! Thrill as Dan is revealed to be the cad he always has been! Gasp as he discovers there are other people even worse than him! And prepare to be amazed by the ending, which is going to be very difficult to draw!
Really, the whole thing’s being difficult to draw lately. All this architecture like a low-rent Piranesi, driving me round the bend. I’ve learned how to do complex perspective with a computer, but have not learned how to do it quickly.