Webcomic Spotlight: Hard Graft

Alan Corbett is a mysterious, calculating, lone-wolf who enjoys killing people in interesting ways. When he rescues kidnapped journalist Kathy Easter she is dragged into his world – and so are we! Gritty violence mixed with real-world politics and international intrigue, Hard Graft is an exciting adventure for mature readers (18+).

The Author, Peter Vine, is a fellow Brit and member of the Webcomic Planet Collective. We recently attended the same convention. Anyone meeting him might be forgiven for becoming slightly uneasy as he reels off detailed explanations on weaponry and homicide. ‘Write what you know’ they say. Peter Vine knows his subject matter. Don’t mess with him.

The artwork, by Germἁn Erramouspe and Jules Rivera respectively, is realistic and detailed. As a fan of the silent page, where actions (as opposed to dialogue) speak, I really appreciate pages like this one. Black-and-white, with deep shadows, it suits the mood and translates beautifully into print. Check it out!

Pg 13: Party Politics

This Week in Epic Fail: The party take a vote to decide who will become the leader.  They foolishly leave Amuletts with the deciding vote, who promptly asks who will bid for it.  Dirk is horrified, but Amuletts maintains she is staying true to the spirit of politics.

Creator’s Commentary: Trying to draw Amuletts rubbing her hands together was sheer hell.  You may wonder why Tinuvielle and Dirk voted the way they did.  Well, Dirk is banking on dwarves reputations for being lawful, and Tinuvielle believes she has Martin wrapped around her little finger.