When the Komikero Artists Group launched our (impossibly) regular series “Komikero Komiks Anthology” (now on it’s 6th issue) early last year, I thought I would create a new stand-alone WASTED story. I’ve always tried to avoid creating anything new with regards to Wasted because I wanted to create new things, other things. Having been happy with having created numerous stuff like Timawa, Johnny Balbona, Humanis Rex!, and ELMER since writing and drawing Wasted, I felt comfortable enough to return to it.
And so “CONFESSION” came to be. It’s a new 6-page Wasted story which can stand on its own (somewhat), but if you have read Wasted before, you would get a much better appreciation of it. This story happens immediately after issue #3 of the original series.
You can read “Confession” in its entirety here, or click the image below:
Creating new Wasted material almost 15 years after the strong emotions which drove me to create Wasted originally, was strange. Anger drove the creation of the original Wasted. As with anything I write, my state of mind and emotion always informs the work I do, whether I intend to or not. Having been very happy and content with my personal life for the past decade or so, the new Wasted material was informed by such happy emotions. It’s perhaps why “Confession” turned into a comedy of sorts. I didn’t intend it, but there you go.
It was nice revisiting Wasted, but I think Confession would be the first and last time.
Read the original WASTED in its entirety here:
Official WASTED site:
WASTED on Wikipedia