Again, we end a chapter with the readers questioning: “Is Zed alive or is he dead?” I recently got my wisdom teeth out, so I’ve been more stupid than usual. Thus, I didn’t have the mental capacity to go back and revise much of this dialogue. I did, however, write the latter half of the next chapter, which according to my brother, is pretty good. When I’m working a chapter ahead, these chapters feel like old news to me as they’re being made. It makes me pretty impatient to get on with the rest of the story. I hope that does not cause the current stuff’s quality to be less than desirable. There’s a lot of cool stuff up and coming. I need to plan some more, but right now, I just want some rest. – Jim (The Writer)
-Emma (The Letterer and Colorist)
As you can see, Emma doesn’t really like writing words so she just gave us this picture of “Zed.” He seems to be quite attractive. He certainly can’t be OUR Zed, can he? He must be the current Zed’s great-grandfather, who he was named after. I assume that, as Zed’s family line goes on, it goes from a very attractive son (the above Zed) to a more ugly son (our Zed). If you were to go back in time to before the pictured Zed, to one of his ancestors, they would probably be inconceivably beautiful. Similarly, if our Zed were to continue the line, his later descendants would probably be unspeakably ugly. Our Zed is somewhere in the middle. This Zed, is obviously much more towards the beautiful side. I hope this clears things up, for our readers, and for Emma.
-Dean (The Artist [of the comic, but not of the beautiful Zed])
This dream sequence is filling in a bunch of plot holes, but also creating a few new ones like, “how did the Cyborg Pumpkin get to the capitol so fast?” “Where did the ‘capitol of the world’ come from?” and “Why is Lloyd’s father working for the Cyborg Pumpkin?”
Does this all make sense?
Would you be on the side of Pumpkin Man, or on the side of the Dark Pumpkin (aka the Cyborg Pumpkin)?