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Short Story - I Was Afraid For My Life


Page one of the comic book short story I Was Afraid For My Life written and illustrated by Von Allan
Page two of the comic book short story I Was Afraid For My Life written and illustrated by Von Allan
Page three of the comic book short story I Was Afraid For My Life written and illustrated by Von Allan
I Was Afraid for my Life double-page splash
Page six of the comic book short story I Was Afraid For My Life written and illustrated by Von Allan


I Was Afraid For My Life is an older story, actually a few years old now, that has never been published. I think, given the times we live in, it still packs quite a punch. Maybe more now than ever.

It's also one of the more abstract stories I've tried to tell. As can be seen once you've read it, the nameless main character and his dog Niko are growing up and getting older during the course of the entire tale. It was an interesting narrative challenge to get the flow of that down and to have it make sense. It might work better in print, given the nature of the "page turn" in comics, but I think it still comes across pretty well in this online version.

Note that pages four and five are shrunk a bit to fit the website. You can click on that image to make it larger.

Other webcomics and as well as other comics by yours truly can be found right here.

Oh, and in the interest of full disclosure: I did briefly post this story on a Tumblr page while I was entertaining the idea of using a different pen name. I decided against going in that direction, so here it is where it belongs.

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