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Johnny Bullet Begins a Silent Comic Adventure

The adventures of Johnny Bullet, comics’ favorite street and drag racer continue in a new story set in 1969, and rendered as a silent chapter, in his weekly webcomic.

Following the explosive revelation about Johnny Bullet in strip #132, this week’s strip (#133), explores the hero’s life five years in the past at the height of his glory and in the middle of muscle car madness in America.

In the release, creator Hervé St-Louis said:

Regular readers of Johnny Bullet already know that I have always been cheap with words, sometimes with just one per strip. Much of the action in the comic has always been visual. I am simply pushing things to their logical ends with this 22-page flashback. It is a challenge to tell such a story but I bet that readers will enjoy the ride.

Cartoonist Larry Hama wrote the first silent comic in G.I. Joes #21. Since, silent comics have become a favorite of readers and for cartoonists, a way to express the essence of comic art.

Strip #133 of Johnny Bullet starts a new chapter in the life of the 1970s professional racing driver originally inspired by Steve McQueen and Frank Frazetta’s Johnny Comet. The silent story continues weekly at Johnny Bullet’s home where Johnny Bullet chases beautiful women and outruns shady characters.

ComicBookBin publishes Johnny Bullet every Sunday as a free black and white retro web comic strip.

Webcomics Weekly: Johnny Bullet

Welcome to Graphic Policy’s spotlight on webcomics, where we take a look at one of the many comics available online every Monday: Webcomics Weekly (but don’t be fooled by the “weekly” part of the title; the feature may happen more or less frequently than that). We’re defining webcomics as any comics published online for free consumption by the general public that doesn’t require a  subscription service.

This week we’re taking a look at Johnny Bullet. The strip is created by Hervé St-Louis, who was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about the webcomic below.

Graphic Policy: In a nutshell, can you tell us what the strip’s about?

Hervé St-Louis: The strip is about Johnny Bullet, a 1970s professional drag racer who’s
current adventure starts when his best friend dies in a car crash. But
Johnny Bullet quickly finds out that the car was sabotaged. Instead of
staying behind and doing his usual sleuthing, he escapes to Cross Roads,
Tennessee, where he gets embroiled in street racing and local politics.

GP: How often do you update?

HSL: The comic is updated every Sunday.

GP: How long have you been producing the strip?

HSL: I started posting the strip on November 2, 2014. I’ve had to put in a few fillers once in a while when I had major obligations but I’ve never missed an update.

GP: Where did the idea for the strip come from?

HSL: I’m a fan of Steve McQueen and Johnny Comet, the old racing strip by Frank Frazetta.

Why it’s awesome: Johnny Bullet feels like a very old school comic strip – the kind your father (or grandfather, I suppose) would have read in the newspaper comics growing up, which is par for the course with the strip being set in the 70’s. It’s a brilliant homage to that time, and if you never read the newspaper comics from that time, then Johnny Bullet will help you understand just how fantastic a thing they were.

The strip is released simultaneously in both English and French, but neither is a direct translation of the other, meaning that if you are bilingual (I’m not) then you get twice the amount of comic to read, which is a bonus to an already fantastic comic strip. Make time for this every Sunday – it’s a fantastic addition to your day.

Below you’ll find two strips that were included in the press kit:

johnny bullet 1

johnny bullet 2

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