A webcomic run by StrangelyKatie about a girl named Wendy and the city she lives in.
Anonymous said: Hi! I just started reading The Girl From Hell City, and I have to ask you what inspired you to write this particular story. I'm very much impressed by how well you've handled gross inequality and the spectrum of violence it vomits on people. (And oh, Daniel... I swear I've met that-one-super-earnest-grad student before. Wendy was more civil than I would have been.) It's all eerily familiar in the most refreshing way.
Ahh thank you! It definitely comes from a sense of frustration at the way the poor are blamed for being poor, and the way the cycle of poverty is treated like something that can be broken with enough bootstrap pulling. Social and economic inequality is at a more institutional level than ever before, and it’s becoming harder and harder to get out of those situations. Hell City is actually physically segregated from the wealthy surface world, but the concept is the same. All that said, I’m not trying to preach here - these are just issues that are important to me. The story is about the characters specifically and how they deal with the situation that they’re in.
usual-problems said: I sincerely hope you find again the time to update the comic. I understand you have other matters to take care of, but it would be a shame to leave in limbo a comic with such potential. Take care.
Aww thank you so much for the supportive message! Putting the comic on hiatus is definitely not a choice I made lightly, but a lot of things have changed since I started it. For most of this year I’ll be working two fairly intensive jobs, plus I recently resolved to get a print version of another comic completed as it has a much shorter page count. I appreciate your understanding a lot, and I hope I can get back to it soon!
jinerviet said: Hi! I love your comics - art, characters, story, everything. There's one thing I'm curious about. Sign language in the human world involves a lot of facial expression, and as far as I can tell, Ink doesn't have visible eyebrows or a mouth that's visible when it's closed.
yes, I realised that too when I was researching sign language. but I just loved the visual of it too much to give Ink facial features, so I’m afraid it’s just me taking a bit of artistic license on that one, haha!
magicalbooknerd said: Hello! This isn't really a question, but I just wanted to say that you're webcomic is really wonderful and I'm looking forward to reading more! <3
ahh thanks so much!! I hope I’ll be able to get back on schedule soon
robo-bird said: Just kinda wondering is Ink deaf or can he just cannot speak?
just mute! he can hear totally fine.
Anonymous said: why do some demons have hair that's divided by their horns and some don't?
much like people, they just have differing hairlines! there’s no real rhyme or reason to it besides genetics
Anonymous said: Basically painting your skin black for any reason is a big no-no.. When kids dress up as a black cat for halloween they don't paint their skin black, they do the features and people know whats up. I think cosplayers could do a mask or do something like Jawas from star wars.
that’s pretty much what I thought! thank you for the input and suggestions! :>