Thursday, October 29, 2009

Paralegal Creates a “World of Hurt”

By day, he’s a full-time paralegal, but by night, Jay Potts is the creator of the “Internet’s #1 Blaxploitation Webcomic,” WORLD OF HURT.

In his interview at, the Columbia, South Carolina resident shares his passion for the black action films of the 70s, his insecurities about his artistic goals and the motivations of his main character, Isaiah “Pastor” Hurt.

Pastor seems to have some qualities in common with successful paralegals. He’s a “fixer”, a “man of action who brings a unique set of skills to help people in impossible situations" - and “he can solve any problem you might have.”

I think Potts’ framed inspirational motto, a quote from another webcomic creator, Karl Kerschl, is worth sharing:

Don’t wait to start the things that you’re passionate about. You’ll never be as ready as you want to be, so just get on with it and learn as you go. Above all, don’t be afraid of anything.

Potts’ creative energy and focus give the impression that he’s a “badass” person of action, like the 70s film characters he admires – and like a lot of paralegals I know.

But I don’t know any other paralegals that claim to have eaten a scorpion or wrestled a rattlesnake.

Clearly, he’s also found a very effective outlet to relieve work stress at the end of the day.


  1. Lynne,

    That was a wonderful post and you offered an interesting comparison between paralegals and my character that I had never considered before.

    Thank you so much, and have a good weekend.


    Jay Potts

  2. Trust me, this is one bada$$ paralegal!

  3. Jay - You made my day by commenting here. I love it when the paralegals I write about "autograph" their posts :) You have tremendous artistic talent, and it's exciting to read about your success.


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