They say the third time is the charm and for Hodge, “Falling Rocks” will be his home for as long as this comic remains in production. With this project, I have a beginning, middle and end game mapped out, along with knowing the characters, their purpose, their duration and when the comic itself will come to an end. The time spent with the previous comics made, allowed me to get a feel for the characters and how deliver to stories and gags and it was a great experience because of all the positive feedback and support that was given. However, for me to be able to create this new world, I wanted a fresh canvas that would allow me to do more.
Falling Rocks will give Hodge something new, along with some things borrowed and yes, he’ll still be blue! I’ve taken the strongest elements of him and the past comics he’s been a part of and carried those aspects of him here, but none of his past lives will be specifically revisited, or reintroduced. In fact, the clock has been rolled back, he’s younger, about to be married to a completely new character, Tula Waddilove. The essence of Maggie May will now be found in Willa Waddilove and the same for Cooper Canfield, he’ll feel a lot like Domino did. I have a host of new characters in the pipeline, including Malagash “Mash” Mousilaukee, an ornery moose with a sharp tongue and a crassly inappropriate personality, much like me. They say you should write what you know and since I live on the side of a hill, in a place known as New Hampshire, why not take the atmosphere of that lifestyle and bring to life in the only way I know how to, draw it out and make fun of it as best I can!