News & Noteson August 10, 2010 at 6:07 pm
Hiya, folks! I hope everyone is enjoying the dog days of summer. Here are some quick news and notes for all those itching for updates.
- First, in case you missed it, I recently illustrated a guest strip over at Menage a 3. It was really fun to work on, so go check it out if you haven't done so already.
- I'll be posting extra pages this week to close out this current chapter. I want to thank all my readers who patiently waited week after week for the updates. You guys are awesome (Awesome to the max). I don't want to come off as cocky or arrogant, but let me warn you: the opening sequence in Chapter 9 is gonna rock your socks!
- I recently finished all 3 seasons of Veronica Mars. Talk about a smart, witty, well-crafted show. I was always the contrarian nuisance who refused to believe that any cult show could ever be any good. I'm glad I finally overcame my silly, unwarranted prejudice (I think all fanboys like to feel that they discover something by themselves, rather than following the popular opinion).
After watching a show that cleverly and adequately unravels a season long mystery, I'm left underwhelmed for two reasons: 1.) I'm sad that the show no longer exists in any form. At least Whedon properties exist in comics and movies. 2.) I wish Lost would've followed the same structure as Veronica Mars: resolve one mystery at the end of one season -- then build the next mystery on top of that.
Although the overlapping mysteries of Lost were compelling, it was turgid and impenetrable, and became unresolvable. Hence the cop-out ending. (Sayid and Shannon? REALLY?! I'm supposed to believe that somehow they're destined for one another in heaven/sideways universe/deus ex machina?) Oh well, at least it was touching.
- I've taken on a new hobby: increasing my vertical leap. My goal is to eventually dunk a basketball. That's right, you heard me.
Anyhoo, that's it for now. I wanted to chime in on the whole controversy surrounding the flash game producer. That's a whole separate can of worms, so I'll save that for another time.