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.

9 comments:

yanatonage said...

I vote for more of this.

madeleine said...

you definitely live in the future.

oh, and me and dean have seen your future self visiting the past in several different locations on a bike. maine was the first place we spotted you, i can't remember the others. i'm sure i'll see future you again soon.

Biggz said...

don't abandon. I dig this. And yes, your future self is really cool. And you live on a bicycle. And you have all of your hair, but it's fucking real gringy.

Stanley Lieber said...

some weird utopian future where people who never met can talk every day and the .gifs are all animated

chinchillakwak said...

i wish i lived in your comic strip. the internet is as close to it as i get.

uncomplicatedly said...

ha, i like "we are the future and we have cupcakes."

pete. said...

thanks guys!

i now remember the reason livejournal's commenting layout is better, as i wouldn't have to respond to you as a group. but i guess it's important to remember this isn't a lj so your votes on whether or not i continue this comic don't matter at all. this is blogger, it is not a democracy.

i'm kidding.

and yes, the utopia is the internet.

ryan manning said...

Dairy milk is an opaque white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals (including monotremes).

S.J. Chambers said...

I think the official apocalypse will be when no cupcakes are to be had.

I want to read more!