James Toney dodging punches from Michael Nunn

I like thinking about the relationship between narrative and fighting. The opponent can be thought of as readers expectations. James Toney is a master of avoiding expectations. He only gets hit once cleanly in the above and then comes back with his own offense off the defensive slips. It’s incredibly impressive in slow motion because it’s hard to see what’s really happening in real time –youtube.com/watch?v=pPT2TCgk6l8 at 22:54 mark – in real time it looks like Nunn is scoring and the crowd is reacting however he never really gets hit at all and is often in position from his defense to strike quickly and crisply. Amazing work. – FS

Juan Fernández

Juan Fernández

Juan José Fernández is a Pittsburgh comics community organizer, most recently named as one of “Pittsburgh’s Creative Forces: 12 People to Meet in 2017” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, and one of seven 2016 Fuerza awardees by Café Con Leche for providing Pittsburgh Latinx leadership. He co-organizes the annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair, leads the Pittsburgh Comics Salon, and provides educational outreach for the Comics Workbook and the ToonSeum. He currently works at the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.
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