Revering age by kissing, we can make money off this.
I like very much your drawings! Keep going!!
Man, I really love this comic. Thanks so much for this!
Every time you create I am bowled over at how good your work is.
Thank you very much. I saw immediately the young man was killing the old one, but it took me some time to figure out there was a trap.
I assumed that the person with the gun at the end was the woman he was kissing… It makes more sense that way. (he no longer sees himself growing old alone)
This is a great story with lots of different possible interpretations, which to me is one of the strengths of your work. The art is, as always, beautiful.
Really? I thought the woman he saw might be Emily…
Haha, and that he was going to get that guy killed by cheating on her.
But I’m sure that’s wrong.
Which is why it’s such a good strip.
The man in the vision represents the main character’s love. As time passes with his girlfriend, his love for her grows older, and, perhaps, frailer.
He kisses someone new, and creates new, young love. New love, that’s set a trap for his old love.
New love, that will kill his old love.
I could be wrong, of course.
I enjoy the colouring of this one. It pleases the eyes, a very weird feeling.
natural causes vs sudden death?
I’m a first-time visitor of this site, but I’ve since read all off your stuff…it’s just incredible. The English is beautiful, too, and most native speakers I know wouldn’t know what “anagnorisis” is, though I guess it’s more Greek than English…makes me wonder if I should try writing in a non-native language.
This comic has to be one of my favorites, aside from the whole “Unspeakable” arc. Such a great, delicate feeling here. This stuff deserves to be published, and not just by some small press. That’s cheating yourself. Best of luck with this great art, Mr. Santapan.
Thanks. I’d love to publish a selection of these comics on paper. Maybe Print on Demand is the way?
Whoa, thanks, a reply! Sorry that I didn’t write back sooner. Print-on-demand would be pretty good if you self-publish (I would definitely buy one). I’ve seen stuff from lulu.com and it’s pretty good, especially if you wanted to retain the rights.
Have you ever heard of “Therefore Repent!” by Jim Munroe? Your work reminds me of it, tonally…though I feel like you’re a little more austere.
Very cool symbolism; I am really liking your interpretations of life. My favorite part of this one is the way the old man seems to look directly at the trap, considers for a moment, and then deliberately shoves his foot right in there… “things we do without knowing why”.
You know what, Juan? This was my first ever Secret Knots comic, and it won me over instantly. And my little world has never been the same 🙂
This one was did well on reddit for a couple of days. I remember some comments with interesting interpretations of the story, far more complex than what I had in mind.
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