If You Strike Me Down…

Through sorcery and witchcraft (or possibly bitchcraft) Josh managed to get us (even Eli) hijinks-ensue-godspeed-you-fancy-bastard-book-300x300tickets to the 25 minute preview of James Cameron’s Avatar. Apparently the high demand for tickets made half the internet fall over and burst into flames. I’m not 100% sure of the details of this event, but rest assured that I will fill you in either during or after the showing. I do think it’s a little unusual to hype a movie up to the extent that fans are clambering for tickets to a portion of the film. It borders on hubris and we all know that when you have hubris, Hugh gets the tip of his penis cut off.

A couple of things:

  • I have been doing more live streams of comic drawing lately. Follow me on TWITTER to know when they will happen. I’ll answer your questions and we’ll listen to good music. It’s a fun time and brings back some of the community we lost when we stopped doing live podcast shows.
  • My mole inside the production of TRON: Legacy has sent me the ultimate geek trophy. Almost exactly a year ago, he bought a print of my TRON/Lebowski mashup comic to hang in their production office. Then the director saw it and ordered one too. I sent them a handful of prints and asked that if the chance ever arose to please get Jeff Bridges to sign one and send it back to me. LOW AND FUCKING BEHOLD, MAN. New shit has come to light!
  • I will be at Baltimore ComicCon October 10th and 11th. If you are in the area, come see me. I’ll have books, some shirts, stickers, prints, maybe some buttons, who knows?
  • I did an interview with PopTen.net. GO READ IT!
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  1. FIRST!!!
    Avatar looks good already. This is another great comic you did, Joel. But if Josh was offering just 2 tickets with so much hate in his voice, why don't you and Eli strike him down & take the tickets yourselves?

  2. I kept wondering why Eli was wearing a yamaka in the first panel. Took me so long to figure out that he wasn't. WTH.

    Lovin' the Josh email. I wish I could sign my emails to a few choice people in the same manner. Am also loving how Eli's skin got lighter as he was about to die.

  3. That's awesomesauce about the Tron stuff. Also, I see they took my suggestion to include Journey in the soundtrack again, although I'm dismayed that the band isn't going to write new material for it like they did with the first one.

    If Neal Schon can do a 1990's theme, I'm sure he can whip out a bitchin' 2000's theme.

  4. Like I said on Twitter: Avatar looks like 1/2 Starship Troopers and 1/2 Magic: the Gathering. This is not necessarily a bad thing.

    I may be making a day trip to the Baltimore con, where I can hopefully put tasty, tasty dollars into your fists (and those of merchants selling $5 trade paperbacks, always a great part of cons).

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