I guess the problems going on over at buzzComix has yet to be resolved, but with the help of forumite JClark, we were able to work around the issue. That means you get a BRAND NEW incentive sketch when you vote for Theater Hopper at buzzComix!

The top list was reset on Saturday, so Theater Hopper is no longer in the Top 10. To help motivate you a little bit, I’ve added this handy dynamic graphic that tells you EXACTLY where we stand.

Since you guys went all of last week without an incentive sketch, I wanted to make today’s offering extra special. So I drew a picture of a dog with my head on it. I figure it’s just surreal enough to believe. Check it out!

I plan on talking about Van Helsing all this week, so buckle up. I find the film very polarizing (as illustrated in today’s comic) and rich for mining comic-wise.

I think the premise is good. Take Dracula’s resident monster-killer Van Helsing and put him on the tails of other Universal Studio owned creepy crawlies like Frankenstein and The Wolf Man. If it’s a hit, he can go off to kill The Mummy or The Creature From The Black Lagoon! Really, the possibilities are endless.

But I cringe when I’m reminded that Stephan Sommers is the director. I know a lot of people liked The Mummy and The Mummy Returns (the first one at the VERY least), but as good as some of his shots look effect-wise, his movies lack any real creative soul. I look at all his spectacle splashed across the screen and think “HACK!” I hope Van Helsing proves me wrong. Hugh Jackman is too interesting an action hero to do him wrong.

For those of you who ordered t-shirts, I placed my order with Brunetto over the weekend. No E.T.A. on when they’ll be shipped, but I would like to think by the end of the month.

For those of you who missed the first round of pre-orders, the shirt is still available for those who would like to pre-order by May 31st. At that time, I’ll send out for another batch. I’m sorry that there isn’t a better system for me to utilize, but I can’t afford to sit on a bunch of product that may or may not sell. Pre-orders are the best way for me to produce shirts that I KNOW I’ll get paid for!

More later if I think of it. Sleepy now.

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Says here Van Helsing comes out this Friday and features classic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man.

That’s good!

... but it was directed by Stephen Sommers - the guy who made The Mummy and The Mummy Returns.

That’s bad!

It goes on to say that Hugh Jackman plays the lead!

That’s good!

... but features Kate Beckinsale as the romantic interest.