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Story Notes

Note - I would be interested in any feedback from readers regarding this story please. Was it easy to read or confusing? You can e-mail me with any comments (constructive ones please) at guardsvanmail@yahoo.co.uk

Iíve been thinking about how to write a story which could be read either reading left to right or right to left. (That is, reading the comic from the front cover to the back cover or vice versa). Although, Iím a long way from creating such a comic. But this issue takes a step in this direction.

This issue is also different in using photographs of York buildings and snickleways. The building on page one of the Guard story is the York Crown Court. It was quite a challenge to get the Lego figures and cars the correct size and at the correct angle on the page. I thought this would be a quick and simple process, which it was for the mini-figures, but trying to get the taxi cabs at the correct size and angle took a bit of work.

The Lego building frontage and alleyway were scratch built, using a couple of London structures as a guide. All the other sets are official Lego sets.

When I was working as a railway guard, I used to work trains from my home depot, Oxford to London Paddington terminus station. Occasionally I would have to wait three or four hours in London before working my next train. If the weather was good and there was something I wanted to see, an art exhibition for example, I would discreetly disappear. But the trip had to be very carefully planned. I needed to get to and back from the venue with time to spare (in case of travel delays), and still have enough time to do view the paintings. Thankfully, I never arrived back at Paddington late.

I've just noticed that this story is being posted in April (which is also the month that Easter falls into this year), and convenientally there is a rabbit in the story. This wasn't planned, it's just a coincidence.

This story works well on the www, but I can see some problems in trying to make it work once it has been collected into a printed volume. I'll have to give it some thought.

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