Here’s another short sequence from the Big Jim project. I’m not known for any sort of ‘high octane’ storytelling, so when it comes to action sequences like this (and there are plenty scattered throughout the book) I find the infliuences of my misspent youth reading X-Men and Batman comic books coming into play.
There’s a balance to be struck in a sequence like this. I don’t want to downplay the brutality of the Dublin Metropolitan Police (who by all accounts acted as little more than hired thugs), but I don’t want to fall into the trap of glorifying the aesthetics of violence, which unfortunately many comics do. Hopefully I’ll strike that balance throughout.