Chokeville is an exhaustive and exhausting survey of a city called Fort Hook. It was an actual fort back in the day, thanks to its advantageous location between the sea and a dense forest and some foothills called The Palaces. The original fort was paved over (although there is a vibrant and frightening community in the underground ruins, now euphemistically called Old Town) and a semi-thriving metropolis grew on top of it.
This morning I started a new site called Chokeville. Someone just asked me to summarize it succinctly (like, let’s keep this short, weisenheimer, can’t be jawing about blogs all day when there’s tail to nail) and I said well, man, I guess it’s ten thousand little stories about a made-up city and — but he was already gone.
The first six stories are up now. I have an idea for a bunch more but that’ll get us to maybe thirty. Not sure about the other 9,970. Surely I’ll have a team handling the work for me by then, like whoever does Garfield.
Anyway this first batch provides an introduction to some of the characters we’ll be dealing with. I didn’t do this on purpose but I think every story features at least one person getting punched or stabbed.
Moving forward, I’ll be fleshing out the site (which I built yesterday out of 1997 HTML!) with maps, photos, illustrations, movies, podcasts, and whatevers, but this is the jumping off point. I hope you’ll jump off with me.
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