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ERAS Parrish Page 10

And it ends on a sudden and abrupt cliffhanger which is less of a question and more of an action scene where we never get to see the action. I thought it was cool because then people could imagine the ending but I was wrong. šŸ˜ Anyway. here is the page in grayscale. This will be a busy month for me – as if there are any non-busy ones. Thanks for reading.
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ERAS Parrish Page 9

During the Depression, hunks, which we seen as anĀ apotheosisĀ of the choleric vogue at the time, wandered the streets looking for work. Due to hunk discriminatory laws though, many of them ended up forming hunk towns – crudely assembled burgs where they would huddle around a can expecting food to appear. When a hunk would die, their belief would turn out to be correct as the hunk would be quickly cannibalized. The hunks which grew more and more feral over time were eventually brought back into mainstream society when a young man named Adolpho Woxly found the hunks as a strong
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ERAS Parrish Page 8

We rejoin our hero Ted a few weeks later – a month later – a year later maybe? He has returned to the ring without a reason for himself to fight and as he sees the life he lost, a chance for a new one appears. Also points to James for moving the busker speech ahead, shame on me for some bad lines. And here is the page in black and white.
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ERAS: Parrish Page 7

Hubris and the fall of man! So Ted’s devotion to being a masculine money earning male while also forcing himself to always be viewed as a hero has removed the one person who loved him from his life. I totally support Gabby on making her ultimatum for Ted because the dude could find other work but he is caught up in having to be the main bread earner for the couple. I kind of regret not having gone into more detail with the room because it is pretty sparse but I think James did an excellent job balancing the light
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ERAS: Parrish Page 6

We continue with the flashbacks! So Ted has become a good enough boxer to actually win matches and he ended up with a belt. But Ted’s sister leaves and his entire drive, his target of white knighting vanishes and he started losing again and soon hung up the gloves. Distraught, Ted picks up work at the movie studio as a crew member till he meets Gabby. She was having issues with her makeup so Ted taught her some tricks. Not pictured is Ted working on prosthetics which leads to him also becoming an actor and starring in movies. I compressed
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ERAS: Parrish Page 5

So this is part 1 of what was supposed to be the big revealing origin of Ted Parrish and how he got where he was. I’d hoped it would be clear enough on its own but it wasn’t (so if I everĀ rereleaseĀ it I’d add in some captions). Here though is the artistic intent: Ted had an older sister (name not given which is kind of horrible on my part – and the fact that people thought she was his mother). His sister got routinely catcalled and Ted being a tough little kid tried to stand up for her and got
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ERAS: Parrish Page 4

I went about a month without posting a new page which is pretty horrible since all of these pages are actually completed… I’ve been busy but I’ll talk about that elsewhere. While it isn’t my favorite string of a character calling out another character’s name, I like bits of this page. Overall I think I needed more talking. The silence panel didn’t work and this was where the comic somewhat went into the overwrought territory. Ted gets reasonably angry for losing his job but he is really immature and his whole white knight thing starts to wreck havoc though, we
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ERAS: Parrish Page 3

5 months passed and the stock market crashed! Now Ted’s million faces aren’t worth anything except for a scare and Ted is getting angry since HE can’t make money – unless he makes monsters. Ted you have some issues but you can work on them if you get some more self esteem.
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ERAS: Parrish Page 2

Page 2. Ted in the comics had the heroic face and features despite the fact that he’d constantly get into fights and had learned how to fight. So this Ted didn’t make out so well, he has a boxer’s face from growing up and continuing to live as a boxer. Luckily he has amazing skills with masks and makeup so he can cover up the flaws that make him feel like a monster (since he looks like one (or like Ron Perlman (my script says Mickey Rourke)). We also see the first of Ted’s white knight-ism (the title for the
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ERAS: Parrish Page 1

For Page 1 I wanted to get the horror poster idea across though I realized since that the inspiration I was looking for was more of the EERIE comic horror covers or part of some cultural meme that I couldn’t find any original examples of. The shadow is foreshadowing though (The Man Who Already WAS A MONSTER bum bum buuuuuum!) and I tried to go for the most generic era-appropriate hero name I could – thus Dirk Patrick. Facially I had the Dirk Patrick look pegged as “he has some heavy European facial features that don’t fully match his face
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