April 20, 2009 - Bad Goods Ch 02 Pg 12
Bad Goods Ch 02 Pg 12

Bad Goods Ch 02 Pg 12

Roka’s reaction here ties back to an earlier conversation he had with Bocce about being a runner. Basically, it’s pretty evident that Roka isn’t all that happy being a runner, but it’s what he does. That feeling of being “trapped” has its origins in my first job out of college.

I went to school for architecture, but upon graduation, I realized my real passion was in comic illustration and storytelling. But my first job was at an architecture firm in Boston. While the job itself was fun (I was a full-time model-maker back when actual models were built instead of computer generated), after 3 years at the job, I just felt trapped doing something that wasn’t my passion and not knowing how to get out of that situation to where I wanted to be.

I can’t say I’m completely where I want to be yet, but I’m certainly closer than I was before! Anyway, that’s how I came up with Roka’s character.

Discussion (2)¬

  1. Lurch says:

    sooooo.. you have a bounty on you, too?

  2. Sean Wang says:

    Well, if the bounty hunter was, say, Keira Knightley in “Domino,” I guess I’d be okay with having a bounty on my head. But something tells me I’d be a very whiny, pain-in-the-ass job, like Charles Grodin in “Midnight Run.” I can fake fear of flying with the best of ’em.