Is Victor watching you? You'd better believe it!
Every once in a while, I like to try and spin a strip with as little dialogue as possible. I think this fits the bill. Tom playing off his incarceration as a mix-up when he was clearly about to break the rules regarding theater hopping is a fun stroke of casual denial. Victor wordless reply felt right.
I don't have a lot to blog about today, so I'll be sure to remind everyone of the original art auction I have going on over at eBay. To commemorate Theater Hopper's 500th strip, I drew a large-scale rendering of Tom's mug shot. It's in ink on a sheet of 11 x 14" Bristol board and if you're a fan of the site, I know you'll get a kick out of owning this piece of original artwork.
Also be sure to check out our new searchable archive. Play with it for a little while. Type in a few keywords and see if you can't dig out your favorite strip. I'm not really hearing a lot of feedback on this, so I don't know if this is something you guys are enjoying or if it's something you felt we should have implemented a long time ago!
I also haven't heard a lot of feedback about our new movie review database. I think you guys can have a lot of fun with this application. Rate and review every movie Theater Hopper has ever referenced in it's 500+ strip history!
Okay, I know there aren't a ton of movie pages out there that you can leave comments on, but I'm working on that. In the meantime, all I ask is that you keep checking in on it. Who knows? The movie you want to dish on might be in there next!
Thought I would mention that I have all of the remaining t-shirt orders packaged up and I'm going to drop those in the mail today. I'll be honest and say I'm glad to have that behind me. There is still a lot of standing inventory left over that I have to get rid of. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with that yet. I guess hang onto it until I can come up with some new and better designs. Maybe I'll give them away for prizes or try to sell them at conventions. We'll see. If anyone knows of any online stores where I might be able to sell off some of my inventory, please e-mail me.
Right now I'm concentrating on three things. 1. Fleshing out the user reviews database. 2. Contemplating a new front page design for the site. 3. Laying out volume one in a three volume series recapping the first year of Theater Hopper. With comic #500 under my belt, I really feel like I can dedicate myself to these three objectives. Wish me luck!