I wish I could draw a map that led to the desperation of today's strip. Why I find the concept of old people making out hilarious, I'll never know. I've seriously stumbled into Adam Sandler territory here.
Cami was sufficiently grossed out by today's comic. She told me while I was drawing it that I shouldn't go through with it. I guess I never really confirmed if it was because the idea grossed her out or if she just didn't think it was funny. I prefer to think it was the former. Softer blow to the ego that way.
The strip was actually inspired by an older couple we saw at Old School last Friday. This man and woman had to at least be in their late 60's. They were really moving slow and holding up the whole program while people were trying to find their seats. Were they really doing the horizontal mambo in the back row? I guess only the projectionist knows...
I don't have a lot of industry related stuff to rant about. There's really nothing coming up worth getting in a tizzy over. I'm sure the "urban markets" (as those Hollywood executives call them) are excited for Cradle 2 The Grave with DMX and Jet Li, but I can't seem to care less.
Does anyone remember when Jet Li came stateside a few years ago as the villain in Lethal Weapon 4? People were talking about him like he was the next best thing. Now all of a sudden, he's stuck playing the sidekick role to a bunch of rappers who want to earn an acting merit badge.
Poor Jet Li. X gonna give it to 'ya.
If you haven't heard by now, there are a couple of anniversaries within the community worth mentioning. No Pants Tuesday is celebrating their two years on the scene and Zach's work is stronger than ever. If you haven't been keeping up with the current story line, I suggest you get on board now! I have it on good authority that there are going to be some major shake ups over at NPT.
Nothing Nice to Say is also celebrating their first anniversary. Mitch has something nothing short of a phenomenon on his hands. I'm not sure what he has planned to mark the occasion, but I'm sure it'll be great.
I wanted to mention that I've partnered up with the crew over at It's All Been Done. We have a special arrangement where we're going to start promoting the dickens out of each other. Did you see what I did above for No Pants Tuesday and Nothing Nice to Say? Well, apply that to It's All Been Done and there you have it.
But seriously, the strip is great. Professional as all get out. GREAT art and superb writing. And their site design can't be beat. Not to toot my own horn, but I always thought that this site had a pretty kicking look to it. It's All Been Done makes Theater Hopper look like a bucket of puke.
Was that a little harsh? Okay, over the line. But that doesn't subtract from the awesome truth that Erik and Jon put together a strip that would look as great as an animated series as it would a web comic. Check it out.