And just like book #1, here is the sort-of epilogue strip. And below is a thank you video for all of you who helped support me during the Kickstarter campaign (and the rest of you too, for keeping my numbers up, spreading the word, and simply enjoying it).
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Today’s strip has (give or take) six locations, nine characters, and six punchlines. Hopefully it could still be read, understood and enjoyed by Joe Shmoe if he were to walk in off the street and read it — but still, you all deserve “elite reader” awards. I applaud you. (Not that my goal is to be complex. My goal is to produce good work, which admittedly sometimes gets complex).
Someone wrote me the other day, inquiring (in a friendly manner) if Yuri was a bit of a cyborg “F.U.” at Dresden Codak. And as much as a friendly rivalry amuses me, i wanted to let you all know: unequivocally NO. Aaran Diaz is very talented and I love his work, both Dresden Codak and his blog about making comics: Indistinguishable From Magic are excellent reads.
Although…. in a fight, who would win? Kim or Yuri?…… I’ll let YOU decide.
Below is a doodle I did of Kim:
And lastly: what a day for comic Book releases! Vera Brosgel’s Anya’s Ghost (which I’ve had on pre-order since February), Dave Roman’s Astronaut Academy, and Gene Luen Yang and Thien Pham’s Level up. Nice!
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I went and saw “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (above is a wash drawing of Scott and Ramona I did this weekend), and my basic summary is that it is everything that “Hot Tub Time Machine” wanted to be. HTTM was trying to be this gaudy romp through 80s and 90s culture, but it ended up being a somewhat pathetic parody of itself and was slow and painful to watch. Scott Pilgrim was new, it was exciting, and it was filled with nostalgia and an earnest love for it. I loved O’Malley‘s books and felt the movie was an excellent adaptation of them (and I thought Kieran Culkin and Alison Pill were so perfectly cast (Wallace and Kim)).
Later in the weekend, Beth and I watched “The Extra Man” starring Kevin Kline. I found it a far less polished movie, and a lot of the writing was only carried by the strong acting of Kline and Paul Dano (John C. Reilly is a lovely actor, but I’m not sure I’m sold on him in this part). But it was sensitive and thought provoking.
Beth and I also watched 7Up, 14Up, and 21Up (we have more to go, they’re up to “49Up“), the British movies which follow a group of kids of different classes through their lives. Fascinating.
So, whereas Pilgrim was so lovely and entertaining, Extra Man left me thinking and re-examining life (7Up was just nicely odd and compelling). In my book it’s apples and oranges and, um, kiwi maybe. My weekend was a good fruit salad.
I also made butterscotch pudding, but it came out a tad bit gritty. No plumes of smoke though. I’ll continue at it.
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Stumptown was totally awesome. I am so tired from Montage Mac & Cheese and non-stop talking. It was lovely, but you’ll have to wait until Wednesday to get my report and a chock-full-o-links recommendation.
But I can say, people really liked the small mini I put together of Spacetrawler, and I’m feeling buoyed by the sentiment.