Today, I killed one of my favorite fictional characters. And I did it on purpose!
Today, in my ongoing FREE webcomic, the title character, Deacon Void, died in London after suffering fatal wounds in his battle to save humanity from the evil machinations of the diabolical Darwin Koenig and his monstrous ‘Living Bio-Bomb!’
It was epic stuff but not unusual for me.
Those of you who have followed my writings over the years know what happened to heroic Jerry Bronson in I Know Why the Dogwoods Blush and the savagely focused Basil Hato in Dove of War. My heroes always seem to suffer a great deal!
Still, it hurt more to see the fall of Deacon Void today, even if only because I have grown so close to him over the years.
As I have written here before, I conceived the idea of Deacon Void about 5-years ago and decided to publish his story as a webcomic on my own webpage, the very place that this blog you are reading has been published since 2009.
Originally, his tale was going to be about 25-pages, simply a bridge between Dogwoods Blush and Dove of War, linking all three tales together. But Deacon Void had other ideas.
Now, 3.5 years and 410 pages later, his tale is coming to an end. With his heroic death today, he awaits a decent burial and the final 5-pages of the tale to wrap up the loose ends. The final page will be published Monday, June 16.
You can link to the entire tale by clicking on the Void link on this webpage or follow him on FACEBOOK using this link:
And that will be that!
I have planned to continue this tale (and follow the threads begun in VOID) in my next novel, Stands Against the Wind! I still hope to do so. And if you’d like to read the continuing saga I began many years ago with Dogwoods Blush, please let me know. Look for a teaser coming to this blog VERY SOON!
But if this is the end, then by Golly, we had a GREAT time running this race! My sincere thanks to everyone who supported my tales from the beginning, many of you who encouraged me before I ever even put pen to paper!
Regardless, I hope all of you will check out the final few pages of this tale and drop me a line, telling me your thoughts! And Deacon Void? Don’t weep for him! He is the final chapter of my trilogy of death.
Jerry Bronson was fated to die and return to seek his true destiny; Basil Hato was fated to die again and again, only to return each time to try and amend his past sins; Deacon Void? He was granted death only once … and what a wonderful gift it finally was!
Thanks again for reading! I hope to see you again soon!
It is not known precisely where angels dwell, whether in the air, the VOID, or the planets. It has not been God’s pleasure that we should be informed of their abode.