Archive for ‘April, 2010’
So Desmond got Baby Jesica’ed by Smokey Locke last night. Which raises a big question: why couldn’t Smokey Locke kill him? Does this mean Desmond is a candidate, despite not seeing him listed anywhere?
And once the candidate is chosen, does he or she have to have an opposite? Does a new Jacob mean a new Smokey? Would a new Smokey have to have a reason to hate being on the island? Would a new Smokey have to have powers? Is Smokey Locke setting up Smokey Desmond?
And Sideways Desmond’s method of showing Sideways Hurley the truth is “love,” but his way of showing Sideways Locke is vehicular homicide? Guess Sideways Locke is going to end up under Sideways Jack’s scalpel anyway…
ArtPatient.com reviewed us as part of their “What Did I Learn?” series. Aside from calling us “fun” and “worth a look”, they got a little into why this hodgepodge of absurdity works, speculating that the comic works due to it being free of the constraints some other comics have. Honestly, I’d never thought of it that way, so it was interesting, and appreciated, to see someone do such a close reading of my work.
Anyway, ArtPatient’s full of great reviews and links and news, check ‘em out!
Please check out Trickster: Native American Tales: A Graphic Collection, edited by Matt Dembicki (founder of the DC Conspiracy)!
“All cultures have tales of the trickster—a crafty creature or being who uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply cause mischief. He disrupts the order of things, often humiliating others and sometimes himself. In Native American traditions, the trickster takes many forms, from coyote or rabbit to raccoon or raven. The first graphic anthology of Native American trickster tales, Trickster brings together Native American folklore and the world of comics.
In Trickster more than twenty Native American tales are cleverly adapted into comic form. Each story is written by a different Native American storyteller who worked closely with a selected illustrator, a combination that gives each tale a unique and powerful voice and look. Ranging from serious and dramatic to funny and sometimes downright fiendish, these tales bring tricksters back into popular culture in a very vivid form. From an ego-driven social misstep in “Coyote and the Pebbles” to the hijinks of “How Wildcat Caught a Turkey” and the hilarity of “Rabbit’s Choctaw Tail Tale,” Trickster provides entertainment for readers of all ages and backgrounds.”
So Lost last night seemed to indicate that no matter what universe Desmond was in, he was destined to find Penny. Is that knowledge what made him so “agreeable” at the end? He was happy to go along with Widmore and then equally happy to go with Sayid (who just killed a bunch of people in front of him). Does he know something now? Does the Island universe no longer matter? Did he figure out what Eloise was being vague about at the garden party?
And why in the world would Daniel Faraday need a rock bassist to play at a garden party?
C2E2′s exhibitor locator is up. You can use it to plan your con and see where your favorite creators are going to be. You can find me, here, at table WC-D in the Webcomics Pavilion.
So, I started this strip thinking it would be a timely (personally) and funny idea for a one-off. But I also secretly thought “this will totally be a faster, quicker strip to do.”
Of course, it ended up taking just as long as any other strip. It takes a lot of work to make something look poorly thrown together.
It also provides a neat little view into how the characters have changed over time. Which is nice.