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Story No. 33 - Arctic Station Napier

A Guard Tales adventure featuring Corporal McGill of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

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Story Notes

I was confronted with two main problems in producing this strip firstly, in keeping two propellers spinning smoothly just before the camera snapped a photograph via the timer function and secondly, in the editing of the story.

I now have a healthy respect for all the planning crime writers must do when they write a mystery. Thinking up the clues, leaving them where they can be found in a plausible manner by the hero, which in turn leads him or her to the villain. And even though this story only involves a theft and not a murder, it still proved to be a challenge in leaving clues. Even now Iím not sure I have covered all of the bases in the story.

As this adventure is more talky, talky as opposed to action, Iíve concentrated on the characterisation of the various players providing tension between some characters, humour and so on to engage the reader. I also tried to involve you, the reader by setting a challenge. Can you name the thief?

The shot of the plane looking down on Napier was achieved by balancing the plane on top of a wide glass jar, setting the camera on a tripod looking down on the scene and then spinning the propellers and hopefully getting my hand out of the way before the shutter clicked. It took a few goes before I achieved a shot I was happy with.

Green Lion Comics, story and characters © Adrian Banfield, 2016.