JLCM IS BACK!on November 20, 2009 at 7:33 am
Something I was remiss to point out earlier in the week is that my good friend Joe Dunn has posted a brand new comic over at Joe Loves Crappy Movies!
I feel particularly embarrassed for not mentioning it on the homepage because 1.) Joe is a friend and 2.) because, for a while, I was probably getting 2 to 3 e-mails a week asking me if Joe was ever going to update his comic again.
This isn't exactly a new thing for me. For a while I was getting e-mails asking me when Zach Miller was going to bring back Joe and Monkey. Before that, people were sending me e-mails asking me when Mitch Clem was going to bring back Nothing Nice to Say.
It puts me in a weird position because I certainly don't want to speak on the behalf of any of these guys or accidentally share too much information about whatever is happening in their personal lives that may preclude them from creating new comics.
However, at the same time, I'm a fan and I understand the need for a fan to stay connected to their favorite artists. So you end up sharing what you think is appropriate and maybe it gives that person a little extra hope that the comic will come back sooner than later.
People started talking about this a little bit over in the Digital Pimp Forums. I talked about the e-mails I was getting and Joe said he never saw a single e-mail asking him about Joe Loves Crappy Movies. Many of his readers came back saying that they didn't want to pester or annoy Joe for not producing the comic. They didn't want to make him feel guilty or come off too demanding. So in that context, it makes sense that a fan would say "I don't want to upset Joe, let's see what Tom knows."
I dunno. I found it interesting.
Anyway, I'm obscuring what's important about this blog post which is that Joe Loves Crappy Movies is back! Check it out!
And if you've never read it before, Joe has almost 500 excellent comics in his archive. SO GET TO WORK!