Emily exists in a fictional, Republic of Sapphire. This setting acts as a place holder for Middle Eastern countries at war, which allows the story to comment on specific ideas without convolution of intricate politics.
The heart of the story is Emily’s coming of age. Diving into real world politics would have heavily distracted the story from this focus. There are simply too many plot lines of multiple warring factions to be contained within a 28 page comic.
It looks like Chad got off his ass and finally launched my Kickstarter Campaign. Now he goes back to hiding behind his little computer while I do all the work.
I do a lot of heavy lifting on this project. I kick ass, get my ass kicked, and even rip open throats with my bare hands! I do all of this, and then I have to listen to him complain about clicking buttons. How that guy survived this long is beyond me. He gets hand cramps and I get PTSD… what a loser.
Check out my book on Kickstarter. Hopefully it’ll teach you something, or at least make you think a little. If that fails, there’s always good ol’ fashioned violence to fall back on.