BP/ACRA: Bob & Charlie #1

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 13 20:39:06 PDT 2007

Tim, I think the writing in "Bob and Charlie" is, from a technical
standpoint, your best yet.  It's pulpy and understated, very gritty,
in the David Morrell vein.

And you've picked a pretty heavy subject: war, death, destruction.
Viet Nam, man.  Whoa.

But I'll have to concur with Mitchell: it seems half-finished.  Like
there are things you want to say-- and ways in which you want to say
them-- but at the moment they're _just_ beyond your grasp.

Keep grasping, keep writing.  I'd like to see more of this; I think
you'll prove to be more than up to tackling your themes and taming
your style.  It's a big leap forward not only in technical ability,
but also in ambition.

It's a little on the nihilistic side for me, but the over-the-top
Rambo nature of it makes me think that it's parody.  If that's the
case, I'd suggest pushing it even further over-the-top, thus making
sure you let the audience in on the joke. ;-)

'Bout time we had some war comics around here, anyway. :- )


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