Sep 6, 2011

Taipei '11

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Art: J. Piira, screenplay: J. & P. Piira

A little sequel to the middle part of an unofficial assassination trilogy, Taipei '02, seen in last February.


Jellyfish Opera said...

You know before I go into what ever review I've mustered up while reading this, I just want to say you are becoming one of my favorite artist and comic writers. NOW that that's out of the way:

While I was reading page 2 I noticed the boss saying "Ah in time" instead of "Ah ON time" I wasn't sure if this was an accident on your part or the character having some weird accent (I took it as him having a weird accent) and instantly the comic became a lot more interesting due to the fact I kinda gave all the characters accents, except for the main character (who in my mind had a regular voice). So I got this sense of tension, kind of a mafia feeling, and it made it so much more interesting to read, had I just read it as a mistake then the characters would have been dull to me, that sense of foreign tension would have been lost.

Either way I great comic! Also I think I'm not watching some of your sites so I need to find out which one's I'm missing!

Shunichiro said...

Sometimes you are uncannily accurate ;) The foreign mafia tingle you sensed is actually spot on as I imagined the man with orange glasses to be accountat for some mob family. Also, he's not a native English speaker and is operating in a foreign country (in this case Taiwan even though in no way I'm implying it nests more criminals than any other country, haha).

Jellyfish Opera said...

Haha, well it's better than the obvious-go-to-seedy-underworld that everyone uses like Shanghai.

I don't know about being accurate, more likely great storytelling and narration on your part.