Princess Anthro-Puma Saves the Enchanted Fairy Forest

hijinks-ensue-godspeed-you-fancy-bastard-book-300x300BAH! Ghastly continuity rears it’s spiteful many-horned head!

I wrote this comic intending to post it before Josh, Eli, Denise and I attended theĀ  Avatar preview screening event, but since it is only just now being posted (4 hours after the screening) I can go into more detail than I had originally planned.

Today was “Avatar Day” which basically means a lucky few geeks across America were shown 16 minutes of finished footage from James Cameron’s Avatar in eye-blistering IMAX 3-D. EyeBLAST IMAX 3-D is so special that you have to wear giant laser space goggles to view it without having your eyeballs turn to dust.

As the comic says, I think we were all a little more pumped for Avatar BEFORE seeing the full trailer. The geeks news sites and leaked teaser images painted the picture of a movie with exotic aliens, battle-mechs, and space marines on a hostile world. The trailer essentially gave us exactly that for about 30 seconds then quickly metamorphosed into a 14 year old girl’s deviant art fantasy comic brought to life.

I think @aric said it best:

Avatar is a dolphin away from a Lisa Frank Trapper Keeper.

It even appears to closely resemble a recent children’s CG movie called Delgo. I’ve never heard of it and apparently it did horribly at the box office, but the resemblance is certainly noticeable.

Luckily the footage we saw renewed my interest.

SLIGHT SPOILERS AHEAD!!!Continue reading

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 GO READ IT!

Everything I Know About James Cameron’s Avatar Movie

Alternate Title: VH1’s Flavatar Of Love

[reddit-me]I’ll be running these Lo FiJiNKS (thanks to @dubilla and @pupdog for the name) mini comics this week while I finish up a few things for the book. What book? Why, HijiNKS Ensue Volume 1: Godspeed, You Fancy Bastard of course. The preorder started at 1am central today and already half of the limited Ultimate Fancy Editions are sold. If you want one, you better jump on it.

San Diego Comic-Con was last week. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend, but I have been immersed in all the delicious geek news leaking out of the con. It seems like everyone is going bat tits crazy for James Cameron’s new 3D sci-fi epic Avatar. He showed 25 minutes of it at the con and the reactions ranged from “MINDBLOWING!” to “JUST SORT OF BLOWING!” I still really have no idea what it’s about other than dudes exploring an alien planet in virtual reality alien suits of some kind. If you are interested in the story, the new 3D tech Cameron developed or the reactions from fans, you can get pretty much all of it HERE.

Were you at the con? Anything you want to share? If not, what was your favorite Comic-Con 2009 announcement?