The Morningsider

A man, down on his luck, having lost his job, takes up residence as a homeless person living in Morningside Park. He had some knowledge of wild foods, having grown up in the Ozarks of northern Arkansas before moving to the big city to pursue a career in IT. Now he strives to stay alive — sometimes he can even thrive — off the wilds within the city.

He carries a collapsible camp shovel on his belt that he bought at the Army surplus store on 42nd Street. He carries on his shoulder a rucksack for porting his water and the forageables he gathers. He sleeps in debris shelters when he wants to stay outside, but he also has underground hideouts that make use of the extensive tunneling under the City’s surface. He becomes an anti-hero and a guardian of sorts over the places in the city that he loves. He has no concern for Truth, Justice, and the American Way, as those concepts have let him down. But he struggles to keep peace (of a sort) in his little world.

This story needs help from someone besides me to make the imagery come to life.  Anyone interested in drawing, animating, filming, or acting out this story, please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment below.  Your email address will never be published, but I will receive it from your post and use it to contact you.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Rix on 07/19/2007 at 9:29 pm

    Change notes: I came up with a title for the issue and titled the individual scenes as well.


  2. Posted by Rix on 08/07/2007 at 2:13 pm

    Change notes: I realized that some of my “scenes” actually took place in more than one setting. Plus they worked more like acts than scenes, so I changed the terminology from “scene” to “act”.

    The permalinks for the first issue use the word “scene” (ex. “…/the-morningsider-issue-1-scene-1/”). I won’t change the permalinks for those first 4 pages, but I will change the page titles to reflect the new convention. Also, I will start using a new permalink convention starting with Issue 2 – Act 1 (ex. “…/the-morningsider-2-1/”).


  3. Posted by elhnad on 12/21/2008 at 9:04 pm

    hey are you still in nyc? Care to meet up sometime? I’ll try to read some of your posts when I have time, but I’d like to learn more about your skills developed.


  4. Posted by Rix on 12/21/2008 at 9:15 pm


    unfortunately, i’m no longer in NYC. i recommend going on one of Wildman Steve Brill’s tours, though, for anyone in the City.


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