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In America, before the moral panics of the 1950’s, the market was flooded with pulp fiction. Crime stories were popular reading. This was the age of noir. Small publishing houses around the country competed with each other for the attention of the audience. Every week dozens of new pulp novels would hit the market. To keep up with demand (and stay ahead of the competition) publishers would pay staff and contract writers in per-word fees to produce work with incredibly tight deadlines. A novel in a week for week, after week, after week. People wrote huge amounts and a lot of what hit the streets was pretty crap. But a surprising lot of it wasn’t.
Working with a tight deadline calls for a lot of improvisation. Sometimes restrictions produce interesting results… sometimes they don’t. 🙂
Unresolved is a 24 hour comic.