I've been having a hard time coming up with follow-up jokes like I normally do with the incentive images, so I drew a profile of Victor for this week's comic. Vote for Theater Hopper at Top Web Comics if you'd like to see it.
Incidentally, last night I noticed I had a stack of incentive images - maybe 50 to 100 - and took a picture for the Theater Hopper Facebook page. I'm not quite as attached to these as I am the original artwork for the comics and was thinking about selling them through the Theater Hopper store.
What's you're take on that? Would you be interested? How much do you think I should sell them for? Should they all be the same price or should they be priced differently? Admittedly, the quality of some of these is much better than others.
Let me know your thoughts in the comment section below.
While we're talking about the store, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you that I've still got my sale going on - buy two books and get the third one free, but two shirts and get the third one free!
I could really use your support. I'm going to C2E2 on April 13 and it's coming up fast. I need to make a little money to help cover expenses. You can read more about it on the Theater Hopper Farewell Tour page.
If you already own all of the Theater Hopper merch you can stand, I'm also taking donations. Every little bit helps. We're making progress toward our $1,000 goal! Thanks to everyone who has chipped in so far!
Now that we have that out of the way, let's talk about today's comic. I don't want to say that this is Victor's "coming out" comic. We've all known for a long time that Victor's gay. But he's never really admitted it to the other characters. So, in a way, he's actualizing himself here.
Granted, his answer to Tom's question is slightly cagey. But it's not exactly false, either. Don't worry. It's all going to get sorted out in the next comic or two. But I'm not going to make a big deal about it. Because, frankly, it shouldn't be a big deal.
Let me amend that statement. Coming out IS a big deal - especially if you're the person that's coming out. It's stressful. You don't know how the news will be received or if you'll be accepted by your peers after that.
I've had friends come out to me in the past and I've found the best way to react to that news is to hardly react to it at all.
Not to be dismissive, mind you. Obviously I'm aware of the struggle these individuals have faced leading up to those moments. But, fundamentally, it doesn't really change what you know or appreciate about that person. If you valued them before, news like that shouldn't really change anything.
I've only ever been on one side of that conversation. I can't imagine what goes through the mind of someone who is coming out. But what matters is that the person coming out knows that they're supported, that nothing will change and they can go about their life without carrying that horrible weight on their shoulders.
That's pretty much how you can expect things to play out in the comic as well.
I'm not trying to lecture or impart some kind of wisdom. I'm just sharing my experience. I know there are people out there who are uncomfortable and even outwardly hostile to these issues. All I'm saying is that's not my perspective.
Anyway, that's my little moment for the day. Thanks for checking out the comic. Share it up through social media using the links below if you're so inclined. I'll see you next week!
So, was that, like a homosexual thing or was it more like a celebratory European thing?