Wednesday, June 3, 2009
and then you realize network tv is like 10 yrs behind the rest of pop culture and a single tear drops from your left eye.
an abandoned idea for a comic strip. it was supposed to be about a cynical, sort of asshole tv writer from our time that wakes up 'reverse life on mars' style in a kind of post-apocalyptic future. he is constantly expecting some sort of dystopian/1984/almost every sci-fi movie situation to reveal itself, but everything is pretty much awesome.
i thought it'd be kind of funny, but i have since thought of things that are kind of funnier.
the characters were going to mostly be this group of guys i came up with a couple of years ago to be in another abandoned comic idea 'loveocalypse'. i wanted to do something that went against the whole apocalypse is coming/i want to fuck zombies/it doesn't matter it's the endtimes vibe that was going on in pop culture (i think it has since become an idea that is now just accepted as fact. 'yes, the zombies are coming out of the melted ice caps, i can eat as much cake as i want' type of thing). so i started to write a series of mini comics about this future city that was essentially a utopia. or, at least, a joketopia. and even though i wrote a scene where a guy has sex with an animated tree with a face, i got bored quickly.